Scott Hilden J Hilden Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: S. J. Hilden Consulting
  • Phone: (248) 880-3521
  • Cell: (248) 880-3521

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Law Enf & Criminal Justice and School Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

use of force, civil liability, policy procedures, school policing, premise liability, police operations, risk managemement, crime prevention, police training, supervision, management, pursuits, internal investigations, racial profiling, best practice, investigations, excessive force, misconduct


Masters Liberal Studies, Eastern Michigan University; Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

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Additional Information

I am writing to introduce myself as a distinguished police consultant and expert witness with over 32 years of extensive experience in law enforcement. Currently serving as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for a vibrant community of 33,000 residents, I have garnered invaluable insights and expertise across various critical areas within the field. My career trajectory includes 23 years in supervisory and managerial roles, during which I have demonstrated a profound understanding of effective management strategies, policy development, and procedural enhancements. My expertise spans a wide array of crucial areas within law enforcement, including police training, use of force protocols, misconduct investigations, implementation of best practices, school policing, and comprehensive oversight of all police department operations. I have served as a Defensive Tactics Use of Force Instructor and Police Emergency Vehicle Driving Instructor, ensuring officers are prepared and equipped to handle diverse and challenging situations professionally and precisely. Additionally, I have supervised the department training unit, overseeing the development and implementation of comprehensive training programs to enhance officer readiness and effectiveness. My agency, accredited through CALEA, underscores our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and accountability. Moreover, my profound knowledge of implementing best practice standards across various departmental operations reflects my dedication to optimizing efficiency, safety, and community trust. With a multifaceted expertise that extends to areas such as use of force, civil liability, policy/procedures, risk management, and supervision & management, I am well-equipped to offer invaluable insights, strategic guidance, and authoritative testimony as a police consultant and expert witness. I hold a Master of Liberal Studies in Police Supervision and Management, a School of Police Staff and Command certification, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Additionally, my leadership roles, accolades, and extensive affiliations with professional associations attest to my commitment to excellence and continuous professional development. I am dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of law enforcement practices and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to your organization. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or to discuss potential collaboration opportunities. Thank you for considering my expertise. Scott J. Hilden