Spencer Fomby Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Law Enforcement Tactical Consultants Inc
  • Phone: (916) 595-0560
  • Website: www.leexperts.net/

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Police Practices & Procedures and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Keywords/Search Terms:

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


B.A., Howard University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

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 Justice Special Technical Committee on Civil Disturbance Unit Equipment and the Department of Homeland Security First Responder Resource Group. He is the Public Order Section Chair for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and a member of the NTOA Public Order Response and Operations Standard Committee. Spencer is a certified Force Science Analyst and Force Science Realistic De-escalation Instructor. He created two California POST approved de-escalation courses. He has trained hundreds of officers on tactics used to reduce use of force against people in mental health crisis, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, people armed with weapons other than a firearm or unarmed but non-compliant. He has shared his de-escalation courses with agencies around the country and advised law enforcement agencies and community members on de-escalation best practices. Spencer earned a B.A. in Administration of Justice from Howard University and is a Visiting Fellow in Police Science at University of Derby, U.K.