School Safety Expert Witnesses

School safety 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 school safety. The school safety expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Education & Schools, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures, Premises Liability, School Safety, and Security.

Rachael L.N. Frost Frost ICED / Investigation, Consultation, Education & Development

Murrieta, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police Practices, Police Policies, Investigation, School Safety, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Violence, Child Abuse, Coercive Control, Restraining Orders, Interviewing, Internal Affairs Standards, Program Development, Law Enforcement investigations
Master Investigator (ret.) Rachael Frost is a reliable and proven expert witness for both court testimony and detailed case investigation and development with experience in high profile, media-saturated cases. The first female Master Investigator at her agency, she is a twenty-year law enforcement veteran specializing in intimate partner violence-related cases, specifically, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, strangulation, restraining orders, sexual abuse, and child abuse. After obtaining more than $3.5 million in grant funding, M. Inv. (ret.) Frost developed numerous multidisciplinary teams throughout 15 years to include their policies, protocols, and training across government, nonprofit and for-profit agencies directed at addressing intimate partner violence, threat assessment, murder/suicide, and more. Serving in her department's Internal Affairs bureau and as a defensive tactics instructor enhanced M. Inv. (ret.) Frost's vast experience in law enforcement policies, proced...

Robert P Gelhart, Ed.D.

Laguna Niguel, California
School Safety, Education & Schools - Education, School Safety, Handicapped Children, Special Education, School Premises Liability, Bullying, Sexual Molestation
Dr. Gelhart is a licensed Educational Psychologist and credentialed School Counselor and Teacher. He specializes in school safety including sexual molestation, physical and emotional trauma and wrongful death of handicapped children. He has over 40 years of experience in education at all instructional levels.

Elisa Mula

Westport, Connecticut
Security, Premises Liability - schools, school safety, foreseeability, facial recognition, alarms, access control, surveillance, parking lots, bars, hotels, concerts, sporting events, apartments, retail, guards, lighting, risk assessments
Security consultant and expert witness. Masters degree in protection management, physical security. Diverse experience with security technology such as access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance. Significant teaching/training experience. Special experience in school security.

William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE & Associates, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Education & Schools, School Safety - school evaluation, sexual abuse, child custody school evaluation, school standards of care, school safety, education standards of care, school related accidents, education, higher education, secondary education, elementary education, playground accidents, athletics and recreation
William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D., FACFE, is a forensic education expert with extensive experience in school, college and preschool related accidents, incidents & sexual abuse/sexual assault and educational evaluation for child custody. He has been court qualified as a schooling and education standards/policy expert in over 30 states. President and CEO of the SchoolMatch® Institute and Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton, he is the former superintendent of three school districts in Ohio and Virginia and served on the executive staff of the Ohio Department of Education.

Joseph W. Tadrick, MBA, MS Tier One Strategies, LLC

Sussex, New Jersey
Security, School Safety - Terrorism, School Security/Safety, Religious Facilities Security/Safety, Active Shooter Prep, Parking Lots/Garages, Entertainment Venues, Sports Arenas, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Joseph Tadrick, MBA, MS, is a premises liability and security consultant. Joseph provides consultation regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, entertainment venues, and sport arenas. He holds an MBA in Management/Marketing, an MS in Protection Management, and a BA in Psychology. In addition, Joseph was board certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) (expired 12/19) from ASIS International. As a vetted member of and speaker at InfraGard events, Joseph contributed to and developed a partnership between the FBI and the private sector by providing industry specific insights. Joseph’s training in physical security, force protection, and Intelligence began when he as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer supported th...

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A. National School Safety and Security Services

Cleveland, Ohio
School Safety, Education & Schools - school security, school safety, school wrongful death, school assaults, school sexual assaults, school rapes, school shootings, school violence, school bullying, school crisis, school emergency, school police, security guards, security officers, student supervision, school bus, school gangs, crime
Ken provides experienced, accessible, timely and quality expert services to plaintiff and defense attorneys on preK-12 school safety and security cases. He is an experienced speaker, teacher, news commentator and personal communicator on school safety. Ken served as an officer, investigator and gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division, and as a suburban school security director and assistant gang task force director. During his 30 years in school safety he trained and consulted with school and public safety officials from 50 states and internationally.   Ken is the author, co-author and/or editor of three books, five book chapters and 450 articles on school safety. He appears regularly in national and international news.   Ken is a four-time invited Congressional witness on school safety and emergency preparedness, and testified on bullying to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Education Commission o...

Michael Salitore, Ed.D.

Gresham, Oregon
Education & Schools, School Safety - Special Education, School Safety, Behavior, School Mental Health, School Counseling, IDEA, ADA, 504, District and School Administration, Federal Programs, School Nursing, School Improvement, Restraint and Seclusion, Evaluation, Assessment, Disability, Experiential Education, and Risk Management
Michael Salitore is an experienced school/district administrator, psychologist, and teacher, working in public education since 2003. Dr. Salitore has served as director of student services since 2014 managing special education/ federal programs, school safety, behavioral health, and administration of policy under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Most recently, Dr. Salitore has assumed a position (July, 2022) as director of student services in a district serving East Portland metro. As a school psychologist, he has experience in areas of assessment of children pre-k through post-high school with disabilities. As a teacher of college-age students since 2005 and a trainer for various school districts, he has experience teaching adults complex topics. Dr. Salitore has a proven track record of improving school structures and systems that lead to positive outcomes for students with disabilities. He has experience navigating the compl...

Jeffrey Bonner

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice, Police Policies, Domestic Violence, Crowd Control, Use of Force, Excessive Force, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Surveillance, School Safety, Crisis Intervention, Baton, Taser, Firearm, Electronic Control Device