Chris Heitman Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Law Enf & Criminal Justice and Police Practices & Procedures

Keywords/Search Terms:

Use of Force, Scuba, Firearms, Evidence, Less Lethal, Underwater Recovery, Interview, PADI, Interrogation, Investigations, Jail, Dive Team, Prisoners, Drug Investigations, Pepper Spray, Narcotics, Taser, K-9, Bean Bag, Canine, rescue diver, American Red Cross lifeguard, impact weapon, task force.


Criminal Justice , St Louis Community College ; Class A Peace Officer License , Jefferson College ; Generalist Instructor, Department of Public Safety

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Additional Information

Chris Heitman is a seasoned law enforcement professional with over 26 years of experience serving various communities. He has held positions as an elected sheriff for 16 years, former police chief, detective, road supervisor, and still actively conducts contract work the United State Marshal's Office. He served as the Senior Board Member for Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group for nearly 20 years. He is a trained Major Case Squad Investigator, and has received training with the FBI along with numerous other training organizations. Throughout his career, he has successfully handled numerous cases ranging from money crimes to domestic assaults to murder. He is a former police K-9 handler. With a degree in criminal justice and as a licensed generalist and specialty instructor for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, he also imparts his knowledge as a teacher and instructor trainer at the police academy in Jefferson City. Including the lead Firearms and Less Lethal Instructor Trainer. He also teaches Use of Force, Interview and Interrogations as well many other topics. Starting his career in the St. Louis area, he eventually made Mid-Missouri his home. Chris Heitman has also been classified as an expert witness in Federal and State criminal court cases. Chris Heitman is also a Master Scuba Instructor for PADI, an experienced and certified lifeguard, and he runs the Mid-Missouri Sheriff’s Dive Team, conducting underwater evidence recoveries as well. You can rely on his expertise and commitment to assist you with your cases.