Steven T Baker, CPP, PSP, PCI Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Security and Premises Liability

Specialty Focus:

Use of force, arrest and control, shootings, firearms, nightclubs, bars, alcohol management, hotels, casinos, apartments, shopping centers, premise liability, security procedures, training , inadequate security, crime foreseeability, security training, handcuffing, pepper spray, handcuffing, baton


M.S. Security Administration, University of Detroit; B.S. Criminal Justice/Loss Control, Lake Superior State University; A.S. Business, Lansing Community College; Doctoral Student Public Affairs, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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VTI Associates has offices in Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, CA, and San Antonio, TX. Steve is President of VTI Associates and has over 30 years of experience providing security, training, and investigative services. Steve has a Master of Science Degree in Security Administration from the University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University, and an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Lansing Community College. While enrolled in the Public Affairs-Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership Doctoral program at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Steve accumulated 50 post-master’s credits in research methods, criminology, education, and hospitality. Steve has earned three board certifications, first in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), second, in Physical Security as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), and a third in Investigations as a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), all granted by ASIS International. Steve is a member of ASIS, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), The International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), The International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP), and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). Steve maintains multiple instructor and instructor-trainer certifications in security related disciplines including firearms, defensive tactics, handcuffing, pepper spray, baton, tactical communication and incident de-escalation, use-of-deadly force. Steve holds professional licenses in five states. He is licensed as a Private Investigator and Private Patrolman in Nevada, a Security Consultant, Private Investigator, and Guard Company in Texas, and a Private Investigator in California, Arizona, and Colorado.