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Mark Mooring, CPP, CHPA

Ventura, California
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Security Expert Witness - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safety/Security Assessmen...
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Benedict J Tisa FBI Retired

San Francisco, California
Firearms & Ballistics Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Use of Force, Arrest and Control, SWAT, Officer Involved Shooting
AREAS OF EXPERTISE - FIELD OPERATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT TACTICS Use of Force • Officer Involved Shootings • Force Management Review • Threat Assessment Procedures • Firearms • Weapon Tactics • Defensive Tactics/Patrol-Custody Officers • Less-Lethal and Impact Weapons • Arrest and Control Procedures • Prisoner/Inmate Control • Patrol Officer Tactics • Plain Clothes Officer Tactics • Negotiation Team Tactics • SWAT Team Operations • External Ballistics and Projectile Trajectories • Chemical Agents • Command Post Operations • Patrol Supervisor First Responder Procedures • Sniper Team Operations • Incident Command and Control Procedures • Critical Incident Management •Psychology and Physiology of Behavior in Critical Incidents • Warrant Service • Hostage Rescue Procedures • Aircraft, Ship and Oil Platform Recovery • Security/Guard Staff Procedures • Security/Vulnerability Assessments and Procedures • Helicopter Operations • Forced Breaching Methods and Procedures • Low-light/Night Opera...
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Lenard Vare, MJM, CJM, PMP Lenard Vare Consulting

Vacaville, California
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Jails, Prisons, Custody, Electronic Monitoring and home detention, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Classification, Use of Force, In-custody Death, Security, Religious Rights, Negligence, Supervision of Inmates, Strip Searches, Suicides, Conditions of Confinement, 1983 Litigation (Jail and Prison)
Lenard Vare has over 27 years of practical experience in inmate management in both jails and prisons in CA and NV. He is a retired prison Warden with the state of Nevada and a recently retired Director of a county jail system in CA. Lenard's expertise is in inmate classification, program design, high-risk inmate transportation, organizational development and training law enforcement and correctional personnel in topics related to inmate management. He has served as a criminal investigator and hostage/crisis negotiator, supervised fugitive recovery teams, conducted internal affairs investigations, and operated community-based correctional facilities. He has also served as criminal justice faculty teaching courses at the undergraduate level at local colleges. He is a certified jail manager and a certified project management professional. Recent cases in which Lenard has been retained as an expert have involved - A jail riot and subsequent staff response resulting in a class action...
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Alan C. Youngs, Esq. The Youngs Group

Denver, Colorado
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Police Practice & Procedure, Legal, Use of Force, Police Training, Police Academies, Crisis Intervention, Field Training Program, Police Use of Firearms, Baton, Taser Discipline, Internal Affairs, Jail Operations, Gangs
Chief Alan C. Youngs retired after 33 years with the Lakewood Colorado Police Department, a suburb of Denver. He held command positions within every division of the department. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 166th Session. He is currently a technical compliance adviser to the Department of Justice consent decree in Puerto Rico. Chief Youngs is a practicing attorney, and is a law enforcement expert witness in police policies, procedures and police academies. Mr. Youngs is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Investigative Operations Committee and the IACP Professional Standards Committee. He is a certified instructor for the recognition of Excited Delirium and Agitated Chaotic episodes, by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. He is also certified in Fraud Prevention. He is an Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) certified Litigation Specialist and a member of the Board of Directors for AELE.
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John A Campanella, SHRM-SCP Campanella Consulting Group, Inc.

Newark, Delaware
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Police policy, police fatigue, police misconduct, criminal defense, civil, police, investigations, pursuit, detention, prosecution, neglect of duty, fail to train, negligent retention, arrest, false arrest, law enforcement, evidence, use of force, handcuffing, police procedures
I have worked in Law Enforcement for over 32-years retiring from the Delaware State Police in September 2017 at the rank of Captain, serving the last four years as the Director of Human Resources. My law enforcement experience includes increasingly responsible roles and achievement in the areas of: Policy/Procedure Development; Human Resource Management; Compliance Monitoring; Internal and External Investigations; & Training/Development. I have extensive experience and knowledge in researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating police policy and procedure that reflect best practices of the law enforcement industry. I served as the Accreditation Manager for the Delaware State Police responsible for two meritorious re-accreditations with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and supervised a third meritorious re-accreditation as a commander. I have been a certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CAL...
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Robert R Pusins Robert R. Pusins & Associates, Inc.

Pompano Beach, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Use of Force, Police Misconduct, Police Pursuits, 911 Emergency Communications, Arrests, Deadly Force, Wrongful Death, Section 1983 Civil Rights Violations, Police Tactics, Excessive Force, Law Enforcement Hiring & Retention, Officer Involved Shooting, Use of Force and Mental Illness
Retired law enforcement professional (2018). 30 years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as: police officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, captain, commander, major, and assistant police chief, followed by five years as an Executive Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Member of the FBI National Academy Associates, National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO), as well as a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Recipient of more than 100 letters of commendation and appreciation. Consultant to attorneys as an expert in police practices and procedures since 1997 on cases including police misconduct, use of force, deadly force, police pursuits, arrests, law enforcement policies and procedures, police tactics, E-911 communications, crime prevention, and officer hiring and retention. Retained in ci...
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Chief Chet Epperson (Ret.), M.B.A.; CLS AGR Police Practice Group, LLC

Rockford, Illinois
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Use of Force, Police Shootings, Officer-Involved Shooting, Excessive Force, Risk Management, Police Complaint Investigation, Deadly Force, Internal Investigation, Police Policy Practices, Police Tactics, Arrest
Chief Epperson has over 38 years as a police professional. 33 years as an active law enforcement officer and 10 of those years as chief of police. Past 4 years as a police practice consultant providing court-appointed expertise in police agency Federal District Court Consent Decrees. Expert in applying Constitutional Standards, State Law, policy, and practice to police incidents. Instructs courses on police use of force, internal affairs, and discipline. Frequently perform police management assessments on staffing, operations, policy, auditing, investigations, and training. Experience includes deposition and trial testimony. Chief Epperson was instrumental in reforming the Rockford Police Department by enhancing its relationship with the community and providing internal and external transparency. Chief Epperson assisted in the formulation of a multi-jurisdictional task force to investigate officer-involved police shootings, in-custody police deaths, serious uses of force.
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Robert T Johnson, Lt. Colonel (R) - Ill State Police Law Enforcemnt Policy & Practices Consultant

Palos Heights, Illinois
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Use of Force, Police Policy Practices, Police Pursuits, Excessive Force, Police Vehicle Pursuits, Police Internal Investigation, Deadly Force, Police Internal Affairs, Police Complaint Investigation, Police Vehicle Emergency Response, Police Shooting, Police Tactics, Police Use of Force and Arrest
Robert T. Johnson is a law enforcement veteran with thirty-two (32) years of active service. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Illinois State Police. He continues to serve as a private consultant and expert witness regarding law enforcement policies and practices as well as conducting sensitive internal investigations as an independent investigator for municipalities regarding allegations of police misconduct. He also serves as an Assessor (Team Leader) for the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and has reviewed the operations of over thirty (30) law enforcement agencies nationwide seeking accreditation. He has also conducted Operational, Organization and/or Policy reviews for several agencies, most recently the Kane County Sheriff, the Armenian National Police (for the World Bank) and the Kankakee (IL) Police Department. Johnson began his career as a patrolman for the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC. Two years later he join...
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Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - police, law of arrest, use of force, police procedures, security officers, premises liability, bars/nightclubs, apartments, shopping centers, religious institiutions.
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. He is an expert in police work. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has become an independent security consultant and was previously certified as a CPP certified protection professional, the gold standard in security management. He has consulted with nonprofits, including a charter school, a church and the Muslim community, as well a medium manufacturing/distribution company, and a high rise for the elderly. He has seen security from a number of perspectives. As part of his practice he engages in expert witness consulti...
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Norman D Bates, Esq. Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Security Expert Witness - Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force
Norman D. Bates, Esq., President and founder of Liability Consultants, Inc., is a nationally-recognized expert in security and the law. For over thirty years, he has been providing security management consulting services to private industry as well as court-certified expert witness services nationwide to both plaintiff and defense firms in civil cases regarding inadequate security, negligent hiring or training, and workplace violence. Mr. Bates regularly presents seminars on civil liability issues and has authored numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Bates recently co-authored a publication on “The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations” published by the national Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council. BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN D. BATES, ESQ. Formerly, Mr. Bates was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston and Director of Security and Legal Counsel to the Saunders Hotel Corporation....
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Gregory M Vecchi Vecchi Group International, LLC

Kansas City, Missouri
Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Behavioral Analysis, Civil Rights, Crisis Management, Tactical Conflict Resolution (TCR), Threat Assessment, Use-of-Force
Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. Dr. Vecchi was formerly the Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator. Dr. Vecchi conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in behavioral analysis, crisis management, threat assessment, and Tactical Conflict Resolution (TCR). Dr. Vecchi has served as an expert witness in the areas of civil rights, crime scene investigation, police procedures, and use-of-force matters.
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Steven T Baker, CPP, PSP, PCI VTI Associates

Las Vegas, Nevada
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Security Expert Witness - Use of force, arrest and control, shootings, firearms, nightclubs, bars, alcohol management, hotels, casinos, apartments, shopping centers, premise liability, security procedures, training , inadequate security, crime foreseeability, security training, handcuffing, pepper spray, handcuffing, baton
VTI Associates has offices in Las Vegas, NV and San Antonio, TX. Steve is President of VTI Associates and has over 30 years of experience providing security, training, and investigative services. Steve has a Master of Science Degree in Security Administration from the University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University, and an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Lansing Community College. While enrolled in the Public Affairs-Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership Doctoral program at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Steve accumulated 50 post-master’s credits in research methods, criminology, education, and hospitality. Steve has earned three board certifications, first in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), second, in Physical Security as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), and a third in Investigations as a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), all granted by AS...
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Michael S. Gould

Port Jefferson , New York
Dogs Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Dog bites, canine forensics, scent dog detection work, explosives canine work, bomb dog work, cadaver dog handling, narcotics and drug detection, police dog deployment, use of force, canine crime scene
Michael S. Gould is a court-qualified expert in dog bite analysis and canine aggression with more than 30 years of experience training, supervising, and deploying canine teams for private and government agencies. He was a founding member of the NYPD canine unit and later moved to the Nassau County Police Department, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of the Department's Canine Unit. As a New York State certified canine trainer and examiner, Michael has evaluated canine teams for law enforcement agencies and has extensive experience identifying and evaluating dog behavior. His canine scent detection company (Canine Consultants International) was one of the first private companies to deploy canine teams at Ground Zero after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack. Michael now owns and operates a pet care business (Hounds Town Inc.), and regularly evaluates the temperaments of dogs for their suitability as pets and their a...
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Emanuel Kapelsohn The Peregrine Corporation

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Firearms & Ballistics Expert Witness, Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - self-defense, gun accidents, hunting accidents, firearms training, shooting scene reconstruction, holsters, shooting ranges, use of force, use of force policy, involuntary muscular contraction, defensive tactics, weapon retention, pepper spray, Taser, impact weapons, knives, edged weapons
Expert witness since 1984 in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts nationwide. Practicing attorney. Has been certified as firearms instructor by FBI, NRA, several states and other training authorities. Certified instructor in defensive tactics, baton, Taser, weapon retention, less lethal impact munitions, pepper spray. Certified Force Science Analyst, Advanced Specialist in Force Science, Executive Protection Specialist, and in counter-terrorist and defensive driving. Taught "Police Use of Force" as Adjunct Instructor at Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice. Served as instructor at two police academies. Presenter at national and international conferences of law enforcement instructors. Has trained and certified firearms instructors and armorers for major law enforcement agencies. Armed, sworn reserve deputy sheriff for over 20 years. Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors ("IALEFI...
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Steven T Baker, CPP, PSP, PCI VTI Associates

Texas
Security Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Use of force, arrest and control, shootings, firearms, nightclubs, bars, alcohol management, hotels, casinos, apartments, shopping centers, premise liability, security procedures, training , inadequate security, crime foreseeability, security training, handcuffing, pepper spray, handcuffing, baton
VTI Associates has offices in Las Vegas, NV and San Antonio, TX. Steve is President of VTI Associates and has over 30 years of experience providing security, training, and investigative services. Steve has a Master of Science Degree in Security Administration from the University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University, and an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Lansing Community College. While enrolled in the Public Affairs-Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership Doctoral program at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Steve accumulated 50 post-master’s credits in research methods, criminology, education, and hospitality. Steve has earned three board certifications, first in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), second, in Physical Security as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), and a third in Investigations as a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), all granted by AS...
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Dennis J. Fivecoat Advantage Training and Consulting, LLC

Cibolo, Texas
Firearms & Ballistics Expert Witness, Life Care Planning Expert Witness - Shooting, Use of Force, Training, Inadequate Training, Concealed Carry, Open Carry, Brandishing, De-escalation, Self Defense, Deadly Force, Aggravated Assault
Dennis Fivecoat is a retired US Army physician assistant with a wide variety of functional background and experience. He has seen service in 8 different countries encompassing desert, jungle, snow, and maritime missions. His service includes 7 years as a paratrooper in the 82d Airborne Division and 6 years on a terrorism response team in Las Vegas, NV. Dennis has attended firearm instructor development with numerous local and federal law enforcement agencies. He has presented at the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors (IALEFI) National Conference. Dennis is also a civilian NRA Training Counselor that can certify instructors for the NRA. Since 2010, Dennis has taught and facilitated multi-agency Homeland Security exercises across the USA.
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Philip P. Hayden, Ed.D. Philip Hayden & Associates

SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia
Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness - Police Use of Force, Police Use of Excessive Force, Police Tactical Training, Police Use of Electronic Control Devices, Police Tactics for making arrests, Special Weapons and Tactics, SWAT, Police Officer Survival mindset, High Risk Arrests, Use of Force
During his 26 years as an Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Dr. Hayden served in the FBI’s Chicago and New York offices. In addition to serving as a Special Agent in those offices, he became the program manager and tactical instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Hayden was involved in writing over two dozen lesson plans and provided hands-on training to his fellow FBI Special Agents in the SWAT program, Violent Crimes Task Forces, and new and senior agents’ training. He led training courses and curricula to prepare thousands of federal agents, military, and police officers worldwide on a gamut of FBI techniques and procedures in order to help them better prepare to perform in a more efficient and safe manner. In all, Dr. Hayden has provided instruction to nearly 10,000 law enforcement personnel worldwide; taught over 3,000 federal agents on the principles of arrest techniques, use of force, firearms, planning concepts, and investigative techniq...
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Michael J. Canaan, CPP, CFLC Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Kent, Washington
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Security Expert Witness - Premises Liability, Security, Training, Supervision, Use of Force, Bar, Night Club, Negligence, Foreseeability, Investigation, Due Diligence, Employment Screening, Background, Surveillance, Privacy, Investigations, Executive Protection, Narcotic Canine, Workplace, Violence, Alarm, Burglar, Camera
Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC is a FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: SECURITY: inadequate security, supervision, and training; negligent hiring and retention; use-of-force; crime prevention; foreseeability; security policies and procedures. DETECTION CANINE: deployment; training. INVESTIGATIONS: internal investigations and employee misconduct; due diligence, stalking, and threat assessment; targeted violence mitigation and violence risk management; surveillance; fraud. Mr. Canaan has conducted security assessments throughout North America, and in several Central and South American countries for individuals and corporations in manufacturing, distribution, food processing, corporate and educational campuses, estates, large venue events, and religious facilities. In June 1997, the American Society for Industrial Security awarded Mr. Canaan the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners, the Certified Pr...
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