Police Expert Witnesses

Police expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on police. The police expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness, Forensic Psychiatry, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures, Psychiatry, and Security.

Kevin R. Madison, PCI,JD,EMT,FF Board Certified Investigator, ASIS, International

Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Police Chases, High-Speed Pursuit, EMS Fire Police Crashes, Excessive Force, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Assaults at Hotels, Parking Garage Safety, Parking Lot Safety
Kevin R. Madison is an EXPERT WITNESS in Police, Fire, and Security matters. Former Assistant District Attorney. 8 years’ law enforcement experience as a Police Chief, Investigator, Police Officer, Campus Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. 10 years’ Security Supervisor experience as director of security of 27 story 800 student private dormitory at University of Texas (Dobie Center), two-level shopping mall, 6 story parking garage, as well as numerous apartment complexes (Austin and Houston) as director of security for residents' safety. Additional experience as security consultant for several Homeowners Associations. Former city Safety Officer. Black Belt. Defensive Tactics Instructor. Use of Force Instructor. Twelve years’ experience as a Firefighter, Fire Engine Driver, and EMS First Responder. Unlike other security and police expert witnesses, Mr. Madison has decades of experience litigating these cases and firsthand knowledge as a police officer, EMS first responder, firef...

Jesse J Porter Jr, CPM Porter Consulting and Expert Tactical Training

Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Officer-Involved Shooting investigations, Crisis Intervention Officer / Team Instructor, De-escalation Instructor, Police Response, Critical Incident Management. Police Academy Manager and Instructor
33 years of Law Enforcement Tactical and Training Experience in Patrol, Specialized Training, Leadership, Crisis Intervention, Deescalation, Active Shooter, Critical Incident Command, Tactical, and Use of Force Investigations and Training * Use of Force Instructor / Consultant * Police Use of Force * Crisis Intervention / Mental Health Response / De-escalation * Government Operations * Law Enforcement * Policy & Procedure Development * Active Shooter Training / Critical Incident Response * Tactical Training * Mentorship / Leadership Development Taser Instructor, ASP Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, TECC-TCCC Instructor. Highly qualified law enforcement professional with 33 years of progressive law enforcement experience, working for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. – most recently serving as a Lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Academy and Lieutenant of the Joint Strategic and Tactical Analysis Command Center. Forges strategic partnerships with ...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

California
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Colorado
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

John A Campanella, SHRM-SCP Campanella Consulting Group, Inc.

Newark, Delaware
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - 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 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-accreditation awards 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 (CA...

Timothy M. Dixon, J.D.

Washington, District Of Columbia
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Law, Misconduct, Search, Seizure, Arrest, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Wrongful Death, Law Enforcement, Police Practice, Police Procedure, Excessive Force, Use of Force
28 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (19.5 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer) Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Legal Instructor-Baltimore Police-2020-Present Criminal Defense/Civil Rights Attorney-2001-2019 Former Assistant State's Attorney-2001-2003-Prosecuted persons charged with misdemeanor and felony violations of State and local criminal statute. Baltimore Police Department 1993-2001-Former Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in Baltimore Police Department and Associate Legal Counsel Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Palm Coast, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

Eagle, Idaho
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

George C. Klein, PhD Oakton Community College

Northbrook, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Mentally Ill, Police, Police Apprehension of the Mentally Ill, Police Policies and Procedures, Crisis Intervention Teams, Jail Suicide.
George C. Klein, Ph.D. works as an expert witness on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. He specializes in the police apprehension of the mentally ill, police policies and procedures, police use of excessive force, and jail suicide. He was a part-time police officer for over eight years. He was a consultant and researcher for the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy for over 13 years. He is a trained hostage negotiator and served with a SWAT team. His book, entitled, Law And The Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics, was published in 2009. The book is an examination of the mental health and criminal justice system in Illinois. It includes fieldwork on police apprehension of the mentally ill, hospital emergency rooms, the homeless mentally ill, and mental health screening in jails. His book, entitled, The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality, was published in 2019. The book examines the police use of force, a...

Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - 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...

Bill McDonald, Ph.D., SME, NR-Paramedic, FACPE, FAcEM, NCEE, CIC, CEM McDonald Public Safety Consulting, LLC

Staten Island, New York
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness - Ambulance, Paramedic EMT, Advanced Airway Management (Intubation), stretcher falls, American Heart Association, EMS Emergency Communications and System Design, Emergency Management, Positional Asphyxia, Death in custody,Standard of Care, Police, Police administration
Dr. McDonald is the Principal Consultant & has worked in public safety for over two decades with his primary area of expertise in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Preparedness. Dr. McDonald's additional experience includes paramedic care, EMS operations, Standard of Care situations, Falls, Drops, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Dispatch Errors, Emergency Communication, EMS Education, Emergency Vehicle Operations, American Heart Association Education (BLS, CPR, ACLS, PALS), Coordinating both EMT and Paramedic training programs. Dr. McDonald has worked in the private sector, non-profit area of EMS, and for a municipal organization. Dr. McDonald has held field positions as an EMT and Paramedic, EMS Supervisor and Manager positions, and EMS Educator and Clinical Performance Improvement leadership roles. Dr. McDonald was the EMS Educator and Lead Instructor for the Jersey City Medical Center EMS/Hudson County Community College School of Pre-Hospital Medicine's Paramedic Program....

Timothy M. Dixon, J.D.

Pennsylvania
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Law, Misconduct, Search, Seizure, Arrest, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Wrongful Death, Law Enforcement, Police Practice, Police Procedure, Excessive Force, Use of Force
28 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (19.5 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer) Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Legal Instructor-Baltimore Police-2020-Present Criminal Defense/Civil Rights Attorney-2001-2019 Former Assistant State's Attorney-2001-2003-Prosecuted persons charged with misdemeanor and felony violations of State and local criminal statute. Baltimore Police Department 1993-2001-Former Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in Baltimore Police Department and Associate Legal Counsel Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003