Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Security and Premises Liability

Specialty Focus:

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


MBA, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

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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 “Campus Safety Director of the Year”. Security Director News’ “20 under 40 - up and comers in the security industry”. Crisis Prevention Institute’s list of “twelve people who did great work for the common good” for work on violence prevention in healthcare. One of the Top 100 “most often quoted voices in hospital security” as published in Forbes Magazine. His education and certifications include: Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Bachelor of Science (BS) University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Board certified in security management by ASIS International Certification number: 15384, Valid: 11/10/2011 – 12/31/2020 Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) Board certified in healthcare security management by the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Certification number: N0896, Valid: 5/18/2015 – 5/18/2023 Certified in Safety Management (CSM) Certified in safety program management by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Valid: 3/12/2018 CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Certified in the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design methodology by the National Institute for Crime Prevention (NICP) Valid: 5/5/2021 – 5/5/2025 Certified Threat Manager (CTM) Certified in the assessment and management of threats of targeted violence by the Association of threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) Valid: 1/1/2022 – 1/1/2024 Certified CPTED Specialist Certified in the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design methodology by the American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) Valid: 7/1/2018 Certified Civil Rights Investigator Certified in the investigation of alleged violations of Title IX by the Association of Title IX Investigators (ATIXA) Valid: 6/3/2017 Certified Drug Diversion Investigator Certified in the investigation of both internal and external drug diversion by the Virginia State Police and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) Valid: 4/5/2017 Certified in Threat Assessment and Management As a graduate of the Gavin de Becker Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. Valid: 4/15/2011