Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

Use of force 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 use of force. The use of force expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Animations, Emergency Medicine, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Science, Hotel & Restaurant, Investigation, Jails & Prisons, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures, Premises Liability, Security, and Video.

Darriell J Bone Independent Workplace Solutions LLC

Queen Creek, Arizona
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force, Excessive Force, Civil Rights, Police, Misconduct, Consulting, Internal Affairs, Harassment, Policy, Constitutional Policing, Compliance
Darriell Bone is a retired 20-year law enforcement professional with extensive experience in internal investigations, having investigated or managed more than 3,000 internal investigations. He served as a commander for the Professional Standards Bureau at a large law enforcement agency, where he managed high-volume complex investigations and provided innovative guidance and supervision to internal investigators. After Mr. Bone’s retirement with law enforcement, Mr. Bone worked on the executive team as the External Force Investigation Team Lead Supervisor for DLG Consulting & Advisory Services, providing constitutional policing/police reform services to the Albuquerque Police Department. Mr. Bone has received various certifications and training in areas such as use of force, deadly force, OIS investigations, force encounters analysis, advanced interview and interrogation, internal affairs, general instruction, firearms instruction and detective certification. Mr. Bone's exper...

Derrick Threadgill Insight Consulting Strategies

Little Rock, Arkansas
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police Procedures, Administrative Hearings, Leadership, Citizen Complaints, Duty to Intervene, Misconduct, Civil Rights, Use of Force, Incident Review, Internal Affairs, Civil Service, Policy & Procedures
I am currently an active law enforcement supervisor with 28 years of law enforcement experience and training. I am responsible for conducting evaluations of use of force, pursuits, accidents and other incidents involving police officers' actions. In addition, I have also consulted police officers during administrative and internal affairs hearings. I bring this same professionalism and attention for the details of facts when reviewing cases for my clients. I have also presented in the 4oth Annual National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice National Conference, the Region 5 Training workshop of the National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement (NOBLE), Arkansas District Court Officers Association Semi-Annual Training and the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute: School of Law Enforcement Supervision. Additionally, I am a National Certified Instructor (INCI), National Internal Affairs Training and Certification in addition to a Use of Force Instructor /Analy...

Dan Field, MD, FACEP MDexperts

Sacramento, California
Forensic Science, Emergency Medicine - Forensic medicine, great bodily injury, case evaluation, case feasibility, injury, strangulation, domestic violence, child abuse, homicide, urgent care, medical chart, gunshot wounds, firearms, stab wound, cause of death, use of force
Dr. Field is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has a master's degree in Forensic Science. His practice spans more than 30 years with experience and training in medical emergencies, trauma, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, broken bones, police use of force, child abuse and injury care. Dr. Field, a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, serves the Sacramento County Sheriff SED (SWAT) team as a medical control officer. He has small arms training and previously held a federal firearms dealer license. Dr. Field also serves the California Medical Board as an Expert Consultant and Reviewer. Dr. Field qualified as an expert witness / consultant for cases involving forensic medicine, gunshot wounds, assault, domestic violence, fatal and nonfatal strangulation, mechanisms and physiology of strangulation, and evaluating claims of strangulation. Other areas include grave bodily injury, cau...

Karen R Laser Laser Consulting, Inc.

Temecula, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigations, Security, Use of Force, Policy and Procedure, Internal Affairs, Administrative Complaint Process
Karen is recently retired from law enforcement, having been employed as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and Oceanside Police Department for a total of 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Oceanside Police Department. Karen brings experience from a multifaceted career, having been assigned to or responsible for units such as K9, Crisis Negotiation Team, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Homeless Outreach Team, Harbor Operations, Psychological Evaluation Response Team, Internal Affairs, Community Resource Team, and Investigations. Karen was a Detective Sergeant, supervising the Robbery-Homicide Unit, Crimes of Violence Unit, and Property Crimes Unit. She investigated hundreds of criminal cases ranging from low-level thefts to homicide. The City of Oceanside brings tourists from around the globe, offering a variety of destination activities. Karen planned and organized large-scale special events such as the City of Oceanside’s July 4th celebrations, music ...

Craig D McLaren First Response Law Enforcement Consulting Group

Castaic, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Crowd Control, Use of Force/Excessive Force Inadequate/Negligent Security, Informants, Evidence Preservation, Chain of Custody, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Surveillance, Vice, Prostitution, Gambling, Vehicle Pursuits, School Shootings, Workplace Violence
Vastly Experienced Police Expert, working for plaintiffs as well as the defense. Over 31 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer. Trained / Taught new officers, in the field, for 24 years in all facets of Police work. Including Use of Force and Use of Deadly Force. Personally involved in over 40 Uses of Force as well as being present at approximately 100 more. Certified Force Science Analyst, by Force Science Institute, which is a leader in law enforcement study. The Institute has conducted many research projects uncovering the scientific realities surrounding officer performance under stress, action/reaction time, memory, decision-making and more in complex, rapidly unfolding encounters. Worked celebrity security for the late Dean Martin for approximately two years, providing personal security as well as residential security. Expert in Vehicle Pursuits, having been involved in and receiving yearly training in pursuits. As well as training new officers in Vehicle Pursuit Tactics. E...

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

California
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train/Supervise, Taser, ECWs, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Police Practices expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in numerous state and federal court proceedings, depositions, and administrative hearings federal and state courts, including New Mexico, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, California, and Washington state. Ms. Mohr has testified on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Her expertise has been verified by the courts via a Daubert challenge, in which Ms. Mohr was found to be qualified as an expert in police practices generally, and well as the specific areas of interviewing, interrogation, false and recanted confessions, cognitive bias, investigations and investigative failures, vice, and human trafficking. Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America, as well as other locations worldwide. Ms. Mohr...

Mark Mooring, CPP, CHPA

Ventura, California
Security, Premises Liability - 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...

Chuck J. Rylant, PsyD., MBA

Arroyo Grande, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - use of force, police use of force, law enforcement use of force, self defense, arrest and control, police excessive force, excessive force, defensive tactics, martial arts, strangulation, choke hold, jiu jitsu, fight or flight, stress response, officer involved shooting, police shooting, OIS, taser
Dr. Chuck J. Rylant has 25 years of industry experience and is a Federal and State Court qualified expert witness in use-of-force, de-escalation, self-defense, strangulation, memory, fight or flight, decision making, and other human performance factors. He has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology–dissertation: Decisions Under Pressure: Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Police Use of Force. Dr. Rylant is a retired police officer/detective, S.W.A.T. member, and P.O.S.T. certified department firearms, baton, chemical agents, use of force, and arrest and control (ARCON) trainer. Dr. Rylant was an instructor at a California police academy for 15 years where he taught arrest and control (ARCON), use-of-force, and de-escalation, and he is also a Certified Force Science Analyst and Advanced Force Science Specialist. Dr. Rylant is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for law enforcement and civilians, as well as author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved ...

Benedict J Tisa FBI Retired

San Francisco, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Firearms & Ballistics - 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...

Benjamin O. Warren, Jr. Hot Pursuit, Inc.

Huntington Beach, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Jails & Prisons - Pursuit Policy, Use-of-Force, Crime Foreseeability, Lethal Use-of-Force, Excessive Force, In-Custody Death, Firearms, Less-Than-Lethal, , Reasonable Suspicion, Probable Cause, Searches, Internal Affairs, Crime & Arrest, Jail Policy, Jail Custody, Jail Suicide, Bars/Night Clubs, Security
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD): April 21,1980 to November 30, 2013 - Honorably retired at the rank of Sergeant. Peace Officer Standardized Training (P.O.S.T.) certified peace officer with Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory certifications. Patrol and field functions for a total of 18 years. Responded to tens of thousands of emergency calls for service. Assigned as Delegate and Defense Representative on behalf police officers of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Assigned as a detective trainee, Southeast Division, Major Assault Crimes (MAC). Filed cases with the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles City Attorney. Prepared and presented criminal cases for preliminary hearing and trial. Testified approximately 150+ times at preliminary hearings and criminal trials and Municipal Court as an investigator and fact witness. Testified at preliminary hearing under California, Proposition 115, Peace Officer Hearsay Testimony, pursuant to the Cr...

Mark J Withrow, CFC, CFLC, CMI, CHPP Golden State Security Consulting

Pleasanton, California
Premises Liability, Hotel & Restaurant - Premises Liability, Hotel and Restaurant security, Crime Foreseeability, Security Negligence, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Use of Force, Security Best Practices, Property Management, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Parking Lot Crime
Over 30 years law enforcement and Security Management Experienced in complex trial preparation, report writing, and legal research Exceptional case management and communication skills Qualified expert in Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Diligent at conducting safety-security audits and vulnerability assessments Frequently evaluate Negligence and Liability, Standards of Care, Use of Force, Crime Foreseeability, Security Audits and Risk Assessments A detail-oriented critical and analytical thinker who understands the discovery process and stages of litigation Have attained the CFLC designation (Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant) with FEWA. Vice President of FEWA Northwest Region

Toby Terpstra J.S. Held

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Video, Animations - Photogrammetry, Video Analysis, 3D Scene Reconstruction, Forensic 3D Analyst, Videogrammetry, Laser Scanning, Body worn camera, Video reenactments, Virtual Reality, Shooting reconstruction, Reverse Camera Projection, Onsite Photogrammetry, Use of Force, Surveillance, Body-Worn Cameras
Mr. Terpstra is a Senior 3D Analyst at J.S. Held and specializes in photogrammetry, video analysis and 3D site reconstruction. He has testified in state and federal courts on civil and criminal matters, and has been retained by plaintiff, prosecution, and defense counsel. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR), in the areas of reverse camera projection, onsite photogrammetry, lens distortion correction, photo-scanning, camera-matching photogrammetry, 3D scene reconstruction, LiDAR, virtual reality, videogrammetry, and acoustics. Mr. Terpstra also serves as a peer reviewer for SAE, ACSR, and the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE). He is a certified Forensic Video Technician through the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association Internationa...

Alan C. Youngs, Esq. The Youngs Group

Denver, Colorado
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - 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.

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 Practices, Police Procedures, Excessive Force, Use of Force
More than 30 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (22 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer and 2 years as a law enforcement trainer/instructor) Supervisor Legal Education Unit-Baltimore Police Department-2021-Present Legal Education Instructor-Baltimore Police Department-2020-2021 Criminal Defense/Police Disciplinary Hearings Representing Officers/Police Misconduct Representing Officers/Civil Rights Attorney Representing Plaintiffs-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 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

RICHARD M BLOM Miami Police (Retired)

Miami, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Security - Police policies and procedures, use of force, vehicular pursuits, vulnerabilities, responsibilities and liabilities in regard to business, personal and residential security.
Richard Blom is law enforcement professional with over 39 years of experience. His last position was as the Chief of Police of the City of Doral, Florida. The policing philosophy and operational strategies that he introduced coupled with the partnerships that he created with the community and media contributed to a significant reduction in crime every single month during his tenure as chief. During his tenure as chief the department received several prestigious awards and recognitions for community policing practices. Prior to his appointment as chief, he was the Assistant Chief of the Miami Police Department where he started his career in 1975. During his career with the Miami Police Department, he held command level positions in all three of the department’s divisions. In addition, he has held a number of high-profile assignments such as Commander of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Bomb Squad Commander, as well as the Commander of the Crime Prevention an...

John D. Dale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Criminal Investigations, Police Misconduct, Internal Affairs, Employee Investigations, Civil Rights Violations, Excessive Force, Police Tactics, Officer Involved Shootings, Mass Shootings, School Security, Vehicle Pursuits, Police Policy, Arrests, Police Training.
A subject matter expert conducting external police use of force reviews as part of a court approved settlement agreement (CASA) between the Department of Justice and the Albuquerque Police Department. These reviews include police uses of force connected to officer involved shootings, tactical activations, less-lethal munitions, Conductive Energy Weapons, chemical munitions/agents, impact weapons and physical control. A law enforcement professional since 1989 with experience as an Assistant Chief of Police (Boynton Beach Police Department), a Colonel (Broward Sheriff's Office), and a Captain, Sergeant, Detective, Officer (Fort Lauderdale Police Department). Experienced in the areas of Investigations (Criminal, Strategic, Internal Affairs), Professional Standards (Public Corruption, Training, Policy/Accreditation, Human Resources). Former Law Enforcement Training Center Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Experienced in the areas of police training, SWAT, criminal investi...

Paul F. Duffy Group Nine Risk Consulting

Pensacola, Florida
Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Police Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Arrest Procedures, Security, Premises Liability, Negligent Security
Paul is a consultant with Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security / law enforcement training. Paul Joined Group Nine Risk Consulting following a successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned over thirty years. Paul was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 24 years, retiring as the Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator in the Southern District of Georgia. Paul continues his service with the USMS as a part time contractor. Paul served as an Instructor at the USMS Training Division for thirteen years certified as an instructor in use of force, basic tactics, active shooter, less than lethal devices, and firearms. He is also a certified instructional systems design instructor and has created or revised training for various law enforcement agencies. He received certification as a 21st Century Anti-Biased Policing Instructor through the Department of Justice. While with the USMS,...

Charles Ahmad, CPP Group Nine Risk Consulting

Mableton, Georgia
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Security, Premises Liability, Police Procedures, Active-Shooter Response, Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, SWAT, Tactical Operations, Firearms, In-Custody Death, Arrest Procedures, Inadequate & Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management, Security Guards
Charlie is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security training. He founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. Charlie was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 25 years, retiring as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January 2022. During his career with the USMS, he was responsible for numerous aspects of security risk management including exterior perimeters, access control, security assessments, managing security personnel, security awareness training, video surveillance, protective intelligence, and workplace violence prevention at several federal courthouses around the country. His work with the USMS often involved proactively identifying, investigating, and mitigating threats to the life and safety of hundreds of federal judicial personnel across numerous federal facilities an...

Chief Chet Epperson (Ret.), M.B.A. AGR Police Practice Group, LLC

Rockford, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force, Police Shootings, Officer-Involved Shooting, Excessive Force, Wrongful Conviction, Risk Management, Police Complaint Investigation, Deadly Force, Internal Investigation, Police Policy Practices, Police Tactics, Arrest
Author and police use of force and police practice expert. President, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE). Formed in 1966, AELE is a research driven educational organization that produces and disseminates legal information through traditional seminars, via electronic media and direct contact. Experienced 42-year police professional in areas of use of force, internal affairs, officer-involved shootings, supervision, wrongful convictions, practice, policy, discipline, mental health, auditing, staffing analysis, organizational assessments, investigations, and training. 34-years as an active law enforcement officer and 10 of those years as chief of police of a 340 sworn/ non-sworn municipal police department. On-going experience for the past 7-years as a police practice consultant providing Federal Court-Appointed expertise in police Consent Decrees and a United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Police Consultant regarding police use of force. Expert in...

Robert T Johnson, Lt. Colonel (R) - Ill State Police Law Enforcemnt Policy & Practices Consultant

Palos Heights, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - 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...

Barret Kendrick On Target Consulting LLC

Covington, Louisiana
Firearms & Ballistics - firearms, use of force, taser, force on force training, gun safety, concealed carry, gun holsters, conducted energy weapons, firearm human factors, firearms training, gun range safety, self defense, gun range accidents, negligent discharges, accidental firearm discharges, firearm accident
Brings 40+ years of experience in safely working with firearms and 14+ years of professional teaching experience to his role as an educator and consultant while working with students in firearm-based skills, concealed carry, use of force concepts, active killer response training and prevention, conducted energy weapons (Taser), security-related concepts, and instructor development certifications. Has worked with thousands of students teaching across more than 20 states. Carries numerous instructor-level or master instructor-level certifications for defensive shooting with handguns and carbines, range operations and safety, range/shoot house operations, scenario-based force-on-force training, Taser conducted-energy weapons, active shooter response, and is certified as a Realistic De-Escalation instructor and Force Science Analyst through the Force Science Institute. Program graduate of the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program. Skilled in public speaking and simplifying compl...

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...

Norman D Bates, Esq. Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Premises Liability - 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....

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

Nevada
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train/Supervise, Taser, ECWs, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Police Practices expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in numerous state and federal court proceedings, depositions, and administrative hearings federal and state courts, including New Mexico, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, California, and Washington state. Ms. Mohr has testified on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Her expertise has been verified by the courts via a Daubert challenge, in which Ms. Mohr was found to be qualified as an expert in police practices generally, and well as the specific areas of interviewing, interrogation, false and recanted confessions, cognitive bias, investigations and investigative failures, vice, and human trafficking. Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America, as well as other locations worldwide. Ms. Mohr...

Alan J. Robinson Risk And Threat Assessment, LLC

Brookside, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train/Supervise, Taser, ECWs, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Police Practices expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in numerous state and federal court proceedings, depositions, and administrative hearings federal and state courts, including New Mexico, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, California, and Washington state. Ms. Mohr has testified on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Her expertise has been verified by the courts via a Daubert challenge, in which Ms. Mohr was found to be qualified as an expert in police practices generally, and well as the specific areas of interviewing, interrogation, false and recanted confessions, cognitive bias, investigations and investigative failures, vice, and human trafficking. Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America, as well as other locations worldwide. Ms. Mohr...

Marcello R. Kettrles, PSP, CPD, CCE Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC

New York, New York
Jails & Prisons, Security - Correction Officer Policies & Procedures, Premises Liability, Use of Force, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Standards of Care, Security, Security Management, Conditions of Confinement, Physical Security, Security Guard Negligence, Jail & Prison Practices, Negligent Security
Marcello is the founder of Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC in New York City; a firm specializing in consulting, physical security and security training. He founded Preventive Security Assessment Services in 2021 following a long and successful law enforcement and security operations career that spanned over 30 years. Marcello was employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) for over 20 years, retiring in good standing as a frontline Corrections Officer on Rikers Island in July 2011. During his tenure, he was responsible for managing risk in jail settings. His responsibilities included, preventing and managing hazards with conditions of confinement, search and seizure protocols, inmate classification / threat assessments, inmate safety, suicide prevention, exterior perimeters, video surveillance, access control, gathering and sharing intel, report writing, security assessments of physical jails and jail connected facilities. His work with the NYCDO...

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
Award-Winning Police Officer. 25+ Years Experience including undercover operations, SWAT Team, and School Resource Officer. Certified Firearms Trainer. Graduate of the FBI National Academy, 272th Session. Law Enforcement Highlights • Trained and deployed multiple times in "Mobile Field Force / Civil Disturbances" • Undercover operations, drug buys, surveillance and preparation of over 400 search warrants • Specialized training in Barricaded gunman situation resolution • Member of D.P.D. Pistol Team • Executive Protection, and advanced driving techniques. • Served on Multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team • Patrol Rifle Operator / Designated Marksman Certification • Certified Firearms Trainer • Field Training Officer and Supervisor • Police Honor Guard 2004 through 2015 • Additional command capacities: • New World Reporting System Build Team / Training of supervisors and Officers, Mobile Field Force Unit Commander Career Accolades With Sterling Heights Police Department • (6) Merit Ci...

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 Practices, Police Procedures, Excessive Force, Use of Force
More than 30 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (22 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer and 2 years as a law enforcement trainer/instructor) Supervisor Legal Education Unit-Baltimore Police Department-2021-Present Legal Education Instructor-Baltimore Police Department-2020-2021 Criminal Defense/Police Disciplinary Hearings Representing Officers/Police Misconduct Representing Officers/Civil Rights Attorney Representing Plaintiffs-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 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

Emanuel Kapelsohn The Peregrine Corporation

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Firearms & Ballistics, Police Practices & Procedures - 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...

Alan J. Robinson Risk And Threat Assessment, LLC

Pennsylvania
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

JOHN M DANIEL, EMT, RN, FNP, DO Daniel Medical and Legal Consulting

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police officer policy, Body/vehicle cameras, 911 Dispatch for officers, Restraint asphyxiation, Serving process, Patrol policy and procedures, SWAT tactics, Use of Force, Internal Policy and supervision issues, Corrections policy and procedures, Correctional Medicine. EMT, Nursing, Physician.
Dr. Daniel was employed as a full-time deputy when he was a nurse. He served in corrections for 3 years as a booking and Senior Officer supervising 13 corrections officers. Dr. Daniel went to corrections school in 1992 and police academy in 1996. Dr. Daniel served as a full time SWAT officer, Patrol deputy, bailiff and supervised 6 LPNs in jail medical. Jail medical was only one of two programs across the state that had National Accreditation in Correctional medicine. Dr. Daniel had the highest DUI arrests and process served while making arrests and answering calls in his zone. Even when Dr. Daniel was not full-time, he has served in multiple departments as a reserve officer. Dr. Daniel was elected full time Constable of his county district in 2018 and was reelected to that position in August of 2020. Dr. Daniel has twenty years of experience in Law Enforcement. Dr. Daniel is a wound care physician who has done Hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBO) and is one of the few physicians tha...

Spencer Fomby Law Enforcement Tactical Consultants Inc

Austin, Texas
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of force, officer involved shootings, crowd control, crowd management, public order, less-lethal weapons, SWAT, patrol operations, tactical operations, chemical agents, police policy, firearms, de-escalation, in-custody death, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, impact weapons, Active Shooter
Spencer Fomby is a 22-year law enforcement veteran. He is a retired Police Captain, SWAT Commander and Police trainer. He was most recently the training division Captain for a medium-sized police department; responsible for the police academy, field training program, leadership development and in-service training. He has been a police use of force instructor for 15 years in the following disciplines; Public Order, active shooter, patrol tactics, counter ambush, defensive tactics, impact weapons, less-lethal weapons, sting balls, flash bangs, chemical agents, firearms, SWAT, and de-escalation. Spencer is considered a subject matter expert in tactical operations. He has 18 years of SWAT and Public Order experience. He was the lead Public Order instructor for the Berkeley Police Department; responsible for equipment selection, tactical training, less-lethal weapon selection, chemical agent selection and deployment, and mission planning. He was selected to join a National Institute of ...

Kevin R. Madison, CPP, PCI, PI, JD, EMT, FF Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), ASIS, International

Lago Vista, Texas
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Police Pursuits, Police Chases, Police Crashes, EMS Crashes, Excessive Force, Use of Force, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Assaults at Hotels, Parking Garage Safety, Parking Lot Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Workplace Violence, Foreseeability, Domestic Violence.
Kevin R. Madison is UNIQUELY CROSS-CREDENTIALED & QUALIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING ARENAS: POLICE SECURITY FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Former Assistant District Attorney of Travis County, Texas. Over three years law enforcement experience as a Police Chief, Investigator, Police Officer, Campus Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. Awarded certification by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a Basic Peace Officer, Intermediate Peace Officer, and Advanced Peace Officer. Certified Police Instructor by TCOLE. Over ten years of Security Supervisor experience, including Security Supervisor of Dobie Center - a premier 27 story college co-ed private dormitory housing 950 University of Texas students, with a two-level shopping mall, 6 story parking garage. Also served as Security Supervisor for apartment complexes and Security Consultant for Homeowners Association for Steiner Ranch UT Golf Club Community in Austin and Polo Club Estates in Dripping Springs, Texas. Forme...

Michael J. Canaan, CPP Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Kent, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, security, security negligence, security training, security supervision, use of force, bar, nightclub, foreseeability, investigations, voyeurism, employment, screening, background checks, assault, rape, robbery, pre-employment, surveillance, workplace violence, shooting, stabbing
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with over forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That extensive BACKGROUND AND TRAINING have allowed me to become familiar with professional security industry standards and best practices. BOARD CERTIFIED IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT by the American Society for Industrial Security, International. This credential is the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners. ASIS is the world's largest membership of security management professionals, with 35,000 members and is the premier source for learning, board certification, networking, and standards. HONORABLY SERVED in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission as security aboard Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Also served as a Military Police Watch Commander and Patrol Supervisor, Military Working Dog Handler, Kennel Master, and Canine Trainer for the Third Marine Di...

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

Washington
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train/Supervise, Taser, ECWs, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Police Practices expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in numerous state and federal court proceedings, depositions, and administrative hearings federal and state courts, including New Mexico, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, California, and Washington state. Ms. Mohr has testified on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Her expertise has been verified by the courts via a Daubert challenge, in which Ms. Mohr was found to be qualified as an expert in police practices generally, and well as the specific areas of interviewing, interrogation, false and recanted confessions, cognitive bias, investigations and investigative failures, vice, and human trafficking. Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America, as well as other locations worldwide. Ms. Mohr...

David T. Sweeney DT Sweeney Consulting, LLC

Seattle, Washington
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Law Enforcement, Police pursuits, Use of force, Less lethal weapons, De-escalation, Crisis intervention, Rapid intervention, Police supervision, Early intervention, Police training, Civil rights, US 1983, Legal standards for police, Best practices for police, EEO, EVOC, Discrimination, Harassment.
I have trained thousands of officers in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Performance Reviews for Employees, Early Intervention for Police Officers, Early Intervention for Police Supervisors, Effective Supervision of Police Personnel, Tactical De-Escalation, Care Under Fire, Integrated Tactics and Use of Force, Active Shooter/Rapid-Intervention, Crisis Intervention Training, Post-Academy Training for New Officers, Taser Instructor, CPR Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, & Legal Standards for Police. I have received hundreds of hours of training myself in a variety of police disciplines. I will provide you with an unbiased review of your case and then determine how I can best help you with your case.

Frank R. Vanecek

Oak Harbor, Washington
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Fingerprints, Homicide, Gangs, Narcotics, RICO, False arrest, False Conviction, Use of Force, Biometrics, Identification, Crime Scene, Investigation, Policy and Procedure, Incident Management, Firearms, Firearms Instruction, Workplace Investigations, Terrorism, K-9
Available Nationwide Police Practices Expert with over 38 years of law enforcement experience at city, county, state and federal level. Assignments worked included Patrol, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics/Task Force (DEA), Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, Gaming, Metro Fugitive, Metro Gang, Major Crimes/Homicide, Dignitary Protection, Security Manager, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Identification and NICS Manager, Investigations in Indian Country, Officer Involved Shooting Team Coordinator, Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI), Crime Scenes. Have testified as an expert in Gang Homicide/False Conviction Case in Chicago area, and previously as an expert in several areas while working for the government. Adjunct Professor (Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA) since 2014 teaching Criminal Investigation, Investigative Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Evidence and Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Patrick M Mays Deftac

Richwood, West Virginia
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Excessive Use of Force, Excessive use of Deadly Force, Case Analysis, In Custody Excessive Force, Civil Rights Violations by Law Enforcement & Corrections, Death or Serious Injury While in Custody, Police Misconduct, Police Practices & Procedures.
Retired Law Enforcement Detective, Task Force Assistant Director and Field Commander, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Specialized Defensive Tactics Instructor, Department of Justice State of North Carolina, Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission, 12 NCAC 10B .0909 Full Limited Lecturer Instructor – Specialized Subject Control Techniques Certification. 1993 to 1989, taught the Limited Lecturer block of instruction on Positional asphyxia, also known as postural asphyxia. Henderson North Carolina The Vance County N.C. Sheriff’s Department only in-service Instructor. Also, during that period, Patrick taught in many Community Colleges In-Service and Academy Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement, and Jailers, along with many specialized defensive tactics classes. Developed and implemented self-defense techniques for the undercover officer.

Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA COSECURE Enterprise Risk Solutions

Strum, Wisconsin
Security, Premises Liability - Healthcare/Hospital Security, Bar/Nightclub Security, Parking Lot Security, Campus Safety, School Security, Negligent Security, CPTED, Crime Prevention, Crime Foreseeability, Use of Force, Security Officers/Guards, Workplace Violence, Security Assessment, Risk Assessment, Security Training/Education
Drew Neckar is a board-certified security management professional who over his 20+ year career has managed safety and security programs for companies operating in the healthcare, higher education, financial services, and nightclub industries. In 2014 Drew founded Security Advisors Consulting Group, a full-service security consulting firm that has provided strategic advice on improvement of security and violence prevention programs to companies throughout the United States and internationally. Drew and security programs he has managed have been recognized with awards including: Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was awarded the “Program of Distinction” award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) while under Drew's leadership. Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was named to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” as one of the top Security programs while under Drew's leadership. Finalist for Campus Safety Magazine’s “Cam...