Security Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of security expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on security and related issues. Security expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these security expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Workplace Violence, Security, Use Of Force, Premises Liability, Security Management, Negligent Security, Crime Foreseeability, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Apartments, Assaults, Active Shooter, Apartment, Hospital Security, Hotels, and Investigations.

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Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

Security, Premises Liability - Apartment Security, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Terrorism, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Security Guards, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Violent Crimes, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, is a premises liability and security consultant and testifying expert for THG Consultants, a firm whose consultants have conducted more than 1400 forensic evaluations of premises located in 46 states as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Columbia, South America and Istanbul, Turkey. Elizabeth consults regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, nightclubs, and convenience stores. She is board-certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, where she serves on the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council providing global security best practices to ASIS members. She is a Crime Prevention Practitioner, a designation awarded by the Florida Attorney General’s ...

Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA COSECURE Enterprise Risk Solutions

Security, Premises Liability - 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
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 “Cam...

Charles Ahmad, CPP Group Nine Risk Consulting

Premises Liability, Security - Premises Liability for Negligent Security, Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Workplace Violence, Security Management, Security Guards, Security Negligence.
Charlie is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security training. He founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. Charlie was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 25 years, retiring as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January 2022. During his career with the USMS, he was responsible for numerous aspects of security risk management including exterior perimeters, access control, security assessments, managing security personnel, security awareness training, video surveillance, protective intelligence, and workplace violence prevention at several federal courthouses around the country. His work with the USMS often involved proactively identifying, investigating, and mitigating threats to the life and safety of hundreds of federal judicial personnel across numerous federal facilities an...

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

San Francisco, California
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

Dennis Gemberling Perry Group International

San Francisco, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hospitality Industry, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Upkeep, Safety, Security, Employment, Wages, Harassment, Discrimination, Income and Economic Impact, Business Interruption Issues, Alcohol Service Handling, Food Safety, Construction, Equipment, Standard of Care, Customs and Trade Practices
– Over 35 years experience managing, operating and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, branded and franchised, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, catering and special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate. Held prior positions for different owners, operators and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage and Restaurant Unit Manager. – Retained over 400 projects including brands, franchises and independents across the United States, Mexico and Canada. - Earned Certificates in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and Receiverships Administration, Procedures, and Law from Loyola Law School – Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and Turnaround Management Association. - Over 10 years as A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Services Prov...

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

Palm Springs, California
Security, Premises Liability - hospital security, workplace violence, bar security, nightclub security, concert security, venue security, alarm systems, alarm monitoring, security guards, special event security, school security, school violence, fire alarm systems, burglar alarm systems, security systems, hold up alarms
Board certified security expert with more than forty-six years of experience.

Karen R Laser Laser Consulting, Inc.

Temecula, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigations, Security, Use of Force, Policy and Procedure, Internal Affairs, Administrative Complaint Process
Karen is recently retired from law enforcement, having been employed as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and Oceanside Police Department for a total of 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Oceanside Police Department. Karen brings experience from a multifaceted career, having been assigned to or responsible for units such as K9, Crisis Negotiation Team, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Homeless Outreach Team, Harbor Operations, Psychological Evaluation Response Team, Internal Affairs, Community Resource Team, and Investigations. Karen was a Detective Sergeant, supervising the Robbery-Homicide Unit, Crimes of Violence Unit, and Property Crimes Unit. She investigated hundreds of criminal cases ranging from low-level thefts to homicide. The City of Oceanside brings tourists from around the globe, offering a variety of destination activities. Karen planned and organized large-scale special events such as the City of Oceanside’s July 4th celebrations, music ...

Ely R. Miller, CPM, CIPS, CMC, CFLC E. Robert Miller & Assoc.

Burlingame, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management issues for commercial & residential real estate, arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, security, property management standard of care, due diligence, real estate consulting, real estate damages, real estate litigation, real estate disputes, real estate management
Mr . Miller was the 2004 Northern California Expert Witness Association President. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on Real Estate Management issues. In his corporate career, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President and then as President of a major nationwide real estate firm with approximately 3,000 employees. He was responsible for 321 apartment developments and 82 commercial buildings in 27 states, consisting of 53,000 apartment and condominium units and approximately 14 million square feet of commercial space.

Mark Mooring, MPA

Ventura, California
Security, Premises Liability - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - 20 years Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) - 20 years Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safe...

Benjamin O. Warren, Jr. Hot Pursuit, Inc.

Huntington Beach, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Jails & Prisons - Pursuit Policy, Use-of-Force, Crime Foreseeability, Lethal Use-of-Force, Excessive Force, In-Custody Death, Firearms, Less-Than-Lethal, Reasonable Suspicion, Probable Cause, Searches, Internal Affairs, Crime & Arrest, Jail Policy, Jail Custody, Jail Suicide, Bars/Night Clubs, Security
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD): April 21,1980 to November 30, 2013 - Honorably retired at the rank of Sergeant. Peace Officer Standardized Training (P.O.S.T.) certified peace officer with Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory certifications. Patrol and field functions for a total of 18 years. Responded to tens of thousands of emergency calls for service. Assigned as Delegate and Defense Representative on behalf police officers of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Assigned as a detective trainee, Southeast Division, Major Assault Crimes (MAC). Filed cases with the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles City Attorney. Prepared and presented criminal cases for preliminary hearing and trial. Testified approximately 150+ times at preliminary hearings and criminal trials and Municipal Court as an investigator and fact witness. Testified at preliminary hearing under California, Proposition 115, Peace Officer Hearsay Testimony, pursuant to the Cr...

Jim C. Williams Media Strategies and Solutions, LLC

Yorba Linda, California
Electrical Engineering, Intellectual Property - Video, Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications, Internet Streaming, Anti-Piracy, Security, Video Compression, Cryptography, Digital Rights Management, Computers, Movies, Television, Consumer Electronics, Broadcasting
Jim is President & Founder of Media Strategies and Solutions, LLC, a consultancy focused on bridging the divide between technology providers and major media producers thereby lowering business, legal, and technical risk for its clients. Clients include companies involved in the media and entertainment value chain. 2010-present. Jim is the former SVP & CTO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), where he worked closely with Warner Bros., Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Paramount, and Sony Pictures to advance movie and television producer’s interests throughout the world. 2002-2010. Jim is a former executive with DIRECTV leading the startup of DIRECTV Japan, the launch of the first U.S. nationwide HDTV service, and the development of DIRECTV’s set-top box (STB) platform. Jim advanced from a skilled hardware, software, and chip designer at DIRECTV’s parent, Hughes Electronics, to a seasoned entertainment executive responsible for up to 300 employee...

Shawn F Wurtsmith, MBA, PSP ICIP LLC

Elizabeth, Colorado
Security, Risk Management - Cannabis, Marijuana, Crime Foreseeability, Risk Management, Security Breaches, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Perimeter Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Incident Response, Premises Liability, Access Control Systems, Security Assessments, Security Management, Video Surveillance, Security Audit
Professional accreditations, licenses, and certificates granted: Physical Security Professional (PSP), #15117, ASIS International, 2011 C-TPAT Certification - Securing the Supply Chain, 2009 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)/Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information Certification, 2009 Affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations: American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) FBI InfraGard Security Industry Association (SIA) National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Mr. Wurtsmith is an independent security consultant specializing in a comprehensive range of services crucial for premises liability and security negligence cases. From meticulous pre-case reviews to detailed site/existing conditions analysis, he offers tailored solutions to enhance physical security measures and support legal strategies. His expertise spans research and discovery, data an...

Jonathan Gibney Southridge Technology

Brookfield, Connecticut
Cybersecurity, Computers - business technology, ransomware, firewall, network, end-user, business continuity, hacking, security, computer, disaster recovery, managed services, cybersecurity, server, virus, IT, email, education
Jonathan Gibney Southridge Technology Co-owner and CEO  With more than 25 years of experience in technology and 8 more in finance, Jonathan Gibney is the co-owner and CEO of Southridge Technology, a leading IT firm and multi-year winner of the Marcum Tech Top 40 Award. He holds a certificate in Cybersecurity from MIT and, as an expert in HIPAA security, Cloud Computing and the use of technology in small and mid-sized businesses, Jonathan has been published in several regional and state dental association professional journals and is a regular conference presenter.

Elisa Mula

Westport, Connecticut
Security, Premises Liability - schools, school safety, foreseeability, facial recognition, alarms, access control, surveillance, parking lots, bars, hotels, concerts, sporting events, apartments, retail, guards, lighting, risk assessments, security adequacy
Security consultant and expert witness. Masters degree in protection management, physical security. Diverse experience with security technology such as access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance. Significant teaching/training experience. Special experience in school security.

RICHARD M BLOM Miami Police (Retired)

Miami, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Security - Police policies and procedures, use of force, vehicular pursuits, vulnerabilities, responsibilities and liabilities in regard to business, personal and residential security.
Richard Blom is law enforcement professional with over 39 years of experience. His last position was as the Chief of Police of the City of Doral, Florida. The policing philosophy and operational strategies that he introduced coupled with the partnerships that he created with the community and media contributed to a significant reduction in crime every single month during his tenure as chief. During his tenure as chief the department received several prestigious awards and recognitions for community policing practices. Prior to his appointment as chief, he was the Assistant Chief of the Miami Police Department where he started his career in 1975. During his career with the Miami Police Department, he held command level positions in all three of the department’s divisions. In addition, he has held a number of high-profile assignments such as Commander of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Bomb Squad Commander, as well as the Commander of the Crime Prevention an...

Glenn M Bukata Bukata Crime Scene Consulting, LLC

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Investigation, Security - Death, Murder, Suicide, Homicide, Drowning, Accidental Death, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Ballistics, Negligent Security, False Arrest, False Confession, Overdose, Medicolegal Investigations, Blood Spatter, Video Analysis, Scene Staging, Human Smuggling, Scene Management, Case Management, Testimony
Glenn Bukata is a motivated thirty-four-year law enforcement veteran with twenty-two years of experience in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Robbery and Homicide Units. Expertise in death and injury investigations. Involved in over five hundred death investigations related to Homicide, Infanticide, Suicide, Murdered of Law Enforcement Officers, Self-Defense, Police Involved Shootings, Drowning, Family Murders/Suicide, Dismemberment of Human Remains, Skeletal Remains, Hit and Run Traffic Fatalities, Human Smuggling, Negligent Security, Accidental Drug Overdoses, Drug Trafficking, Consumer and Mechanical Product Failure, Industrial Workplace Misfortunes, and Fatalities involving Public Transportation with Aircrafts, Trains, and Vessels. Participated in hundreds of postmortem examinations and collaborated with Medico-legal Professionals such as Medical Examiners, Forensics Odontologists, Entomologist, Toxicologist, Biologist, Archaeologist, and F...

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

Florida
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

Gary L Deel, PhD, JD, MS, MA FC Consulting & Expert Witness

Windermere, Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Travel & Tourism - Business, Hospitality, Travel, Tourism, Employment, Human Resources, Safety, Security, Resorts, Lodging, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Meetings, Conventions, Conferences
Dr. Gary Deel holds AS Degrees in Hospitality and Culinary Arts from Valencia College, BS and MS Degrees in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida (UCF), a JD in Law from Florida A&M University (FAMU), and a PhD in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Deel spent more than 10 years in the hospitality industry. He worked for the Walt Disney World Company in both theme parks and hotels. He worked for Rosen Hotels & Resorts as Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Manager, Investigations Manager, Assistant Security Director, and Sales Manager for the company's hotels. He worked as Operations Manager for Picsolve, Inc., an entertainment company that manages photo operations for more than 350 attractions all around the world. He worked for Merlin Entertainments Group as Head of Operations at the Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum. Finally, Dr. Deel also worked as Manager of Security Training and Administration for Wynn Resorts in L...

Paul F. Duffy Group Nine Risk Consulting

Pensacola, Florida
Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Police Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Arrest Procedures, Security, Premises Liability, Negligent Security
Paul is a consultant with Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security / law enforcement training. Paul Joined Group Nine Risk Consulting following a successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned over thirty years. Paul was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 24 years, retiring as the Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator in the Southern District of Georgia. Paul continues his service with the USMS as a part time contractor. Paul served as an Instructor at the USMS Training Division for thirteen years certified as an instructor in use of force, basic tactics, active shooter, less than lethal devices, and firearms. He is also a certified instructional systems design instructor and has created or revised training for various law enforcement agencies. He received certification as a 21st Century Anti-Biased Policing Instructor through the Department of Justice. While with the USMS,...

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

Sarasota, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Apartment Security, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Terrorism, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Security Guards, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Violent Crimes, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, is a premises liability and security consultant and testifying expert for THG Consultants, a firm whose consultants have conducted more than 1400 forensic evaluations of premises located in 46 states as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Columbia, South America and Istanbul, Turkey. Elizabeth consults regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, nightclubs, and convenience stores. She is board-certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, where she serves on the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council providing global security best practices to ASIS members. She is a Crime Prevention Practitioner, a designation awarded by the Florida Attorney General’s ...

William S. Marcisz, JD, CPP, CHPA Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc.

Orlando, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School Security.
William S. Marcisz ("Bill"), is President & Chief Consultant for Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc., providing litigation support to both Plaintiffs and Defense clients including: Case Review & Assessment, Affidavits, Expert Testimony, Investigations and Forensic Consultation on standards of care and best practices in matters pertaining to Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Security Use of Force, and related Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Hospital/Healthcare Security and Workplace Violence. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

James F Pastor, PhD, JD, CPP SecureLaw LLC

Naples, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Security Law, Premises Liability, Private Policing, Foreseeability & Lawlessness, Terrorism & Extremism, Risk & Liability, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Police Procedures & Use of Force, Security Technology and Monitoring, and Church Security.
Dr. James F. Pastor brings a unique and remarkable career in policing, public safety, and security, starting as a tactical officer in Gang Crime Enforcement for the Chicago Police Department, one of the most active policing units in the country. As a security expert, author, attorney, and former professor, Dr. Pastor merges security methods, academic theories, and legal principles; providing an exceptional level of depth and breathe in your case. As an attorney, he served and advocated for police unions, and for both security guard and electronic security firms, providing broad experience into the security industry and public safety. Augmented with a doctorate in Public Policy Analysis, he understands that policies create incentives and drive human behavior. As these directly impact public safety and crime, few possess his experience, his unique insight and his “security sense.” Simply stated, Dr. Pastor brings practical “street cop” thinking layered with years of academic,...

Andrew J Scott, D.C.J. AJS Consulting.com

Boca Raton, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Security - Excessive Force, Civil Rights, 1983 Violations, Police Pursuits, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Retention, Premises Liability, Private Security, Deadly Force, Police Practics, Wrongful Convictions, Security Assessments, Police Training, Crime Scene, Homicide Investigations, Human Resources
Dr. Andrew Scott brings to his clients over 30 years of law enforcement experience as well as 16 years of expert witness experience which began after he retired from law enforcement in 2006. Mr. Scott’s law enforcement career began in 1976 as an Auxiliary Police Officer and, over the years, progressively advanced to the position of Chief of Police. Please review Mr. Scott’s Curriculum Vitae for information about his stellar career and bona fide credentials. Dr. Andrew Scott consults frequently with attorneys, municipalities, county governments, and the United States Attorney’s Office on legal disputes involving police practices, policies, and procedures. Much of Mr. Scott’s experience has dealt with 1983 civil rights claims filed in federal courts. Mr. Scott has been qualified as an expert in both state and federal courts on police practices and procedures throughout the country. Dr. Scott will provide an honest and supportable opinion for those cases he accepts. Mr. Scott will no...

Charles Ahmad, CPP Group Nine Risk Consulting

Mableton, Georgia
Premises Liability, Security - Premises Liability for Negligent Security, Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Workplace Violence, Security Management, Security Guards, Security Negligence.
Charlie is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security training. He founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. Charlie was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 25 years, retiring as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January 2022. During his career with the USMS, he was responsible for numerous aspects of security risk management including exterior perimeters, access control, security assessments, managing security personnel, security awareness training, video surveillance, protective intelligence, and workplace violence prevention at several federal courthouses around the country. His work with the USMS often involved proactively identifying, investigating, and mitigating threats to the life and safety of hundreds of federal judicial personnel across numerous federal facilities an...

Joshua C Shelton, CPP, CTM Group Nine Risk Consulting

Peachtree City, Georgia
Security, Premises Liability - Security, Premises Liability, Threat Assessment , Active-Shooter , Inadequate & Negligent Security , Workplace Violence , Security Management , Security Guards, Gas Station, Apartment, Parking Garage, ASIS, Physical Security , Asset Protection, Logistics Security, Investigations , WPV, SHRM, assault
Josh is a senior consultant at Group Nine Risk Consulting and a seasoned professional with over 20 years of career experience in corporate security and law enforcement. Josh is board certified in Security Management, having earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification through ASIS International. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals, the CPP demonstrates one’s knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security: Security Principles and Practices, Business Principles and Practices, Investigations, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Security, and Crisis Management. Josh is also a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) by The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). ATAP is a distinguished and dynamic organization that serves as a pivotal hub for professionals dedicated to the comprehensive field of threat assessment and risk management. Comprising a diverse community of experts from var...

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

James F Pastor, PhD, JD, CPP SecureLaw LLC

Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Security Law, Premises Liability, Private Policing, Foreseeability & Lawlessness, Terrorism & Extremism, Risk & Liability, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Police Procedures & Use of Force, Security Technology and Monitoring, and Church Security.
Dr. James F. Pastor brings a unique and remarkable career in policing, public safety, and security, starting as a tactical officer in Gang Crime Enforcement for the Chicago Police Department, one of the most active policing units in the country. As a security expert, author, attorney, and former professor, Dr. Pastor merges security methods, academic theories, and legal principles; providing an exceptional level of depth and breathe in your case. As an attorney, he served and advocated for police unions, and for both security guard and electronic security firms, providing broad experience into the security industry and public safety. Augmented with a doctorate in Public Policy Analysis, he understands that policies create incentives and drive human behavior. As these directly impact public safety and crime, few possess his experience, his unique insight and his “security sense.” Simply stated, Dr. Pastor brings practical “street cop” thinking layered with years of academic,...

Kevin F. Gotham, Ph.D., CPP Investigative Criminology Security Consulting (ICSC), LLC

New Orleans, Louisiana
Premises Liability, Security - Crime Foreseeability, Standards of Care, Proximate Causation Analysis, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Police and Corrections Practices, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Conviction, CPTED, Environmental Criminology, Security - Apartments, Parking, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Bars/Taverns
Security, Premises Liability - Knowledge, Skill, Experience, Training, Education: • Ph.D. in Sociology (1997, University of Kansas) • Board Certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International • Over 20 years of university teaching experience • Over 10 years of experience in information security/asset protection via member of Tulane University Social-Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB) • Author of over 100 peer-reviewed academic publications and book chapters • Author of five books including Practicing Forensic Criminology (Academic Press, 2019) • Former National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer (2006-2008) • Recipient of $2 million in NSF funding to support research activities

Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - police, law of arrest, use of force, police procedures, security officers, premises liability, bars/nightclubs, apartments, shopping centers, religious institiutions.
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. He is an expert in police work. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has become an independent security consultant and was previously certified as a CPP certified protection professional, the gold standard in security management. He has consulted with nonprofits, including a charter school, a church and the Muslim community, as well a medium manufacturing/distribution company, and a high rise for the elderly. He has seen security from a number of perspectives. As part of his practice he engages in expert witness consulti...

Norman D Bates, Esq. Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Premises Liability - Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force
Norman D. Bates, Esq., President and founder of Liability Consultants, Inc., is a nationally-recognized expert in security and the law. For over thirty years, he has been providing security management consulting services to private industry as well as court-certified expert witness services nationwide to both plaintiff and defense firms in civil cases regarding inadequate security, negligent hiring or training, and workplace violence. Mr. Bates regularly presents seminars on civil liability issues and has authored numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Bates recently co-authored a publication on “The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations” published by the national Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council. BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN D. BATES, ESQ. Formerly, Mr. Bates was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston and Director of Security and Legal Counsel to the Saunders Hotel Corporation....

Christopher R. Lanni, CPP, AMS, CMCA Secure Residential Services LLC

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Real Estate - Condominiums, Technology, Residential, Apartments, Assessments, Safety, Homeowner Associations, Premise Liability, Risk Management, Cooperatives, Policy/Procedure, Operations
Christopher R. Lanni is a seasoned security management and risk advisor with over 30 years of experience. During the past 20 years, he has focused on assessing and identifying security risks, developing and implementing security-related programs, and assessing the use and deployment of related technologies to address those risks in residential communities and property management. Mr. Lanni is the President and Founder of Secure Residential Services, LLC, an independent consulting firm. He has been affiliated with Barkan Management for 20 years during which time he has served as the Director of Security and Resident Services at Harbor Towers in Boston and the Towers of Chestnut Hill in Newton, MA. Mr. Lanni is currently serving as Barkan’s internal Security & Risk Advisor providing services to a portfolio of over 150 properties and numerous projects under development. Mr. Lanni obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University with a concen...

Charles H. Barry, CSP Charles H. Barry and Associates, LLC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Premises Liability, Casino Surveillance, Casino Security, Inadequate Security, Hotel Security, Corporate Investigations, Investigations-Criminal Matters, Investigations-Civil Matters, Compliance Investigations, Due Diligence Investigations, International Investigations, Gaming Regulatory Compliance
Charles H. Barry is the managing member of Charles H. Barry and Associates LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in casino security and surveillance operations. In addition to his consulting services, he has served in senior management positions with four publicly traded casino and hotel corporations. As the senior security executive, he was responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate security, guest and premises security programs for multiple property operations, including CCTV surveillance and security systems. He has consulted on domestic and international investigations and security matters. Investigations included, but were not limited to, compliance investigations of individuals, corporations and companies, violations of local, state and federal laws, violations of gaming regulatory compliance, and civil matters. He has conducted operational audits of gaming security and casino surveillance operations and assisted clients with installation of CCTV survei...

Derk J Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Assoc

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Premises Liability - Security, Surveillance, Bar/Nightclub, Dram Shop, Event Security, Hotel, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Investigations, Loss Prevention, Multi Unit Housing, Parking, Regulatory Compliance, Retail/Restaurant, Risk Assessment, Security Management, Title 31, Use of Force, Workplace Violence.
Independent Security Consultant specializing primarily in gaming security and surveillance as well as premises liability with over 36 years of practical experience. Earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP) with International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals. Currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals and is one of its founding members.

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

Nevada
Security, Premises Liability - hospital security, workplace violence, bar security, nightclub security, concert security, venue security, alarm systems, alarm monitoring, security guards, special event security, school security, school violence, fire alarm systems, burglar alarm systems, security systems, hold up alarms
Board certified security expert with more than forty-six years of experience.

Thomas P LeBrun Nighthawk Security and Training Systems

Enfield, New Hampshire
Security, Premises Liability - Use of Force issues, Security procedures, Nightclubs, Concert Security, Special Event security, Assaults
Thomas LeBrun – Expert Witness in Use of Force Introduction Thomas LeBrun is a distinguished authority in security, close protection, and martial arts. His expertise, honed over five decades, renders him a highly sought-after expert witness in legal cases involving the use of force. LeBrun's unique blend of real-world security experience and extensive martial arts training provides a nuanced understanding of force application and continuum in critical situations. Professional Journey and Martial Arts Expertise; Beginning his illustrious career influenced by heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier in the late 1960s, Thomas LeBrun delved into a journey that would see him emerge as a leading figure in close protection and martial arts. His martial arts journey, commencing formally in 1974, encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kenpo, and Yoshitsune Jujutsu, under the tutelage of masters like Michael Depaquale Sr. and Jr. This diverse training...

William S. Marcisz, JD, CPP, CHPA Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc.

New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School Security.
William S. Marcisz ("Bill"), is President & Chief Consultant for Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc., providing litigation support to both Plaintiffs and Defense clients including: Case Review & Assessment, Affidavits, Expert Testimony, Investigations and Forensic Consultation on standards of care and best practices in matters pertaining to Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Security Use of Force, and related Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Hospital/Healthcare Security and Workplace Violence. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

Alan J. Robinson Risk and Threat Assessment, LLC

Brookside, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

Richard Santoro, C.P.P. Interbrief.org LLC

Ventnor City, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Security Standards, Security Operations, Security Practices, Major Crime Litigation, Assault, Homicide, Sexual Assault, Hospitality Security, Entertainment Venue Security, Casino Gaming Security, Retail Security, Nightclub Security, Contract Security, Cash-In-Transit Security, Executive Protection
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) –Maintained continuously since 2007. The ASIS CPP is the Gold Standard for Security Certification, to qualify must have 7 years of private sector security management experience, possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, complete a 225-question assessment test covering security standards and practices topics including; security operations, emergency/crisis management, investigations, risk management, asset protection, executive protection, information technology security, special event security, CCTV and electronic security systems. Recertification requirements including audited 60 CEU’s every three years. Thirty Years of Corporate Security Management in large Gaming Resorts in multiple jurisdictions, five years of experience overseeing Risk Management, Insurance and Claims function for 5 gaming/resort operations. 13 years’ experience as expert witness. Provided premises liabi...

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT, SSI HALL OF FAME IDS Research & Development, Incorporated

Tenafly, New Jersey
Security, Fire - Burglar Alarm, Alarm System, Security System, Alarm & Security, Central Station, Telephone Line Security, Fire Alarm, Smoke Detection, Carbon Monoxide, Panic & Holdup, Physical Security, Access Control, Video Surveillance Systems, Manufacturer Specifications, UL & NFPA Standards, Industry Standards.
A Master Alarm Technician, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Senior Engineering Technician, Level IV Certified (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems, Certificate Number 111275 from NICET, Level I and II Certified Engineering Technician, Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems (FASI&T) from NICET, Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate Level IV (CHPA-IV)by The National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with The Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals. Appointed and Serves on twenty-two (UL) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard Technical Panels (STP) and is a former Principal Technical Committee Panel Member, Appointed by NFPA 72®, in the Special Expert Category, for The National Fire Alarm Code And The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. As an ac...

Marcello R. Kettrles, PSP, CPD, CCE Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC

New York, New York
Jails & Prisons, Security - Correction Officer Policies & Procedures, Premises Liability, Use of Force, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Standards of Care, Security, Security Management, Conditions of Confinement, Physical Security, Security Guard Negligence, Jail & Prison Practices, Negligent Security
Marcello is the founder of Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC in New York City; a firm specializing in consulting, physical security and security training. He founded Preventive Security Assessment Services in 2021 following a long and successful law enforcement and security operations career that spanned over 30 years. Marcello was employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) for over 20 years, retiring in good standing as a frontline Corrections Officer on Rikers Island in July 2011. During his tenure, he was responsible for managing risk in jail settings. His responsibilities included, preventing and managing hazards with conditions of confinement, search and seizure protocols, inmate classification / threat assessments, inmate safety, suicide prevention, exterior perimeters, video surveillance, access control, gathering and sharing intel, report writing, security assessments of physical jails and jail connected facilities. His work with the NYCDO...

William S. Marcisz, JD, CPP, CHPA Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc.

New York
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School Security.
William S. Marcisz ("Bill"), is President & Chief Consultant for Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc., providing litigation support to both Plaintiffs and Defense clients including: Case Review & Assessment, Affidavits, Expert Testimony, Investigations and Forensic Consultation on standards of care and best practices in matters pertaining to Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Security Use of Force, and related Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Hospital/Healthcare Security and Workplace Violence. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

Ken Wheatley, MA, CPP Royal Security Group LLC

Fairview, North Carolina
Premises Liability, Security - Security Procedures, Guard Force Management & Performance, Event Security, Malls, Hotels, Casinos, Apartment Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Parking, Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rapes
Mr. Wheatley is the founder of Royal Security Group LLC, an independent security and business management consulting practice serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides expert opinions and testifies in plaintiff and defense cases involving premises liability and negligence issues in a variety of settings. Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer (retired) for Sony Electronics' global operations. He and his department investigated over 800 civil and criminal cases per year, domestically and internationally. Former FBI Special Agent with experience leading investigations in a variety of areas including: white collar crime, drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, espionage, and violent criminal apprehension. Current member of the Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council. Former member of the Board of Directors for the FBI affiliated InfraGard San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter. Sector Chief Co-Coordinator. Served on the Citize...

Timothy A Dimoff, CPP SACS Consulting & Investigative Services

Akron, Ohio
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Human Resources, Investigations, Active Shooter, High-risk Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Substance Abuse, Internal Theft
Certified Protection Professional A.L.I.C.E FBI Task Force Member Former detective in the Akron, Ohio Police Department Awarded the International Narcotics Special Award of Honor from the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association in 1991. Dimoff is an internationally board Certified Protection Professional (CPP); a registered national security and human resources expert with the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA); a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); a member of InfraGard, a joint professional organization between the FBI and security professionals to work collectively against crime, terrorism and to improve educational abilities and knowledge for the private sector; a member of The National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS); a member of the Ohio Association of Security & Investigative Services (OASIS); and a nationally certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training instructor. Dimo...

William J. Birks, Jr., CPP, CSC, CHS-III William J. Birks, Jr. & Associates

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Security - Security guard operation/performance, Bars/nightclubs, Retail/Malls, Restaurants, Parking facilities, Garages, Hotel/Motel, Apartment buildings, Warehouses, Gaming/Casinos, Alarm Systems/Schedules of Protection. Crime Foreseeability, Crowd control. Murders, Wrongful Death, Rapes, Assaults
William J. Birks Jr. & Associates, LLC, is an independent security consultancy practice dedicated to delivering objective and quality results to clients operating in Business, Industry and Law firm environments. We provide an assortment of forensic and security management consulting services on a nationwide basis. We assist both Plaintiff and Defense bars with litigation support and expert witness services in the areas of Premises Liability, Security Adequacy, Negligent Security and Crime Foreseeability. Principal William Birks is certified, by examination, in security management (CPP) and has been since 1985. He has over 38 years of experience as a security professional and he is a certified security consultant (CSC) by examination through the IAPSC.

William V Durso Jr, MBA, CPP The Durso Group, LLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Security, Premises Liability - negligent security, inadequate security, inadequate security operations, bars, hotels, apartment complex, building security, security officer, security management, casino, nightclub, security consulting, security advisor, retail security, event security, security technology, video surveillance,
William V. Durso, Jr., CPP, is the Founder and Principal Advisor of The Durso Group, LLC (TDG). Bill provides litigation support for cases involving inadequate security, negligent security, security management operations and premises liability. Bill has over 25+ years as security director, security consultant, technology guide and Security Master Plan Subject Matter Expert. Prior to his consulting career, Bill was a Security Director holding all positions and building a few departments from the ground-up. Bill has a unique background that encompasses security operations, security technology, security processes and procedures and facilities management. He has worked closely with Human Resources, IT, Legal, Boards of Director in assuring that his security programs meet or exceed expectations. Bill now uses the knowledge gained over those years as a Principal Security Advisor for companies that do not have the in-house expertise to assess, plan, develop and implement security master ...

Alan J. Robinson Risk and Threat Assessment, LLC

Pennsylvania
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

JOSEPH W TADRICK, MBA, MS DHS CWMD

Little River, South Carolina
Security, School Safety - Terrorism, School Security/Safety, Religious Facilities Security/Safety, Active Shooter Prep, Parking Lots/Garages, Entertainment Venues, Sports Arenas, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Joseph Tadrick, MBA, MS, is a premises liability and security consultant. Joseph provides consultation regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, entertainment venues, and sport arenas. He holds an MBA in Management/Marketing, an MS in Protection Management, and a BA in Psychology. In addition, Joseph was board certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) (expired 12/19) from ASIS International. As a vetted member of and speaker at InfraGard events, Joseph contributed to and developed a partnership between the FBI and the private sector by providing industry specific insights. Joseph’s training in physical security, force protection, and Intelligence began when he as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer supported th...

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

Texas
Security, Premises Liability - Apartment Security, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Terrorism, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Security Guards, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Violent Crimes, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, is a premises liability and security consultant and testifying expert for THG Consultants, a firm whose consultants have conducted more than 1400 forensic evaluations of premises located in 46 states as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Columbia, South America and Istanbul, Turkey. Elizabeth consults regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, nightclubs, and convenience stores. She is board-certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, where she serves on the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council providing global security best practices to ASIS members. She is a Crime Prevention Practitioner, a designation awarded by the Florida Attorney General’s ...

John H Hatcher HMA Consulting

Stafford, Texas
Engineering, Security - Information Technology, Low Voltage Systems, HVAC, HVAC Controls, Building Automation Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Risk Assessments, Audio-Visual Systems, Commissioning, SCADA, Video Surveillance Systems, Access Control Systems, CATV, Integrated Systems, Smart Building Technologies, Cabling Systems
John is a registered professional engineer in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA and WI. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International, a Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council, and a Certified Homeland Security (CHS) III by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. John has been involved in the design of highly integrated and smart technology systems for buildings for several decades. He has overseen the implementation of hundreds of high profile and iconic facilities across the world. His design expertise includes; information technology, structured cablings systems, wired and wireless data communication systems, audio and visual display and communications systems, physical security assess...

Billy K Johnson, PSP, CPTED J-2 Security Services, LLC

Mason, Texas
Security, Premises Liability - Inadequate/Negligent Security, Security Officers, Security Policy & Procedures, Security Management, Parking Garages, Parking Lots, Courthouse/Jail Security, Warehouse, Apartment, Security Training, Bars/Nightclub Security, Workplace Violence, Corporate Security
Billy K. Johnson, PSP is the owner and Principal Consultant of J-2 Security Services, LLC. Billy is a security consultant and testifying expert that specializes in negligent security and premises liability cases. He consults regarding the security and safety aspects of both commercial, governmental, and residential properties. He has performed security assessments for facilities and properties such as courthouses (Federal and State), jails, data centers, logistics warehouses, nightclubs, corporate office buildings, banking institutions, college campuses, apartment complexes, parking garages and surface parking lots, and medical/surgical centers. He performs case review, preparation of expert opinion reports, and testimony to assist in litigation. He is board-certified in physical security, having earned the designation of Physical Security Professional from ASIS International. He is certified as an instructor and practitioner in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)...

Kevin R. Madison, JD, CPP, PCI, EMT, FF Kevin R. Madison, Expert Witness & Consultant, LLC

Lago Vista, Texas
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Police Pursuits, Police Chases, Police Crashes, Excessive Force, Use of Force, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Assaults at Hotels, Parking Garage Safety, Parking Lot Safety, Auto-Pedestrian crashes, Workplace Violence, Domestic Violence.
Kevin R. Madison is UNIQUELY CROSS-CREDENTIALED & QUALIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING ARENAS: POLICE USE OF FORCE POLICE PURSUITS EMERGENCY VEHICLE RESPONSE PROTOCOLS SECURITY AUTO-PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUES FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Former Assistant District Attorney of Travis County, Texas. Advanced Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE with law enforcement experience as a Police Chief, Investigator, Police Officer, Campus Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. Certified Police Instructor by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Approximately ten years Security experience, including Security Supervisor of Dobie Center - a premier 27 story college co-ed private dormitory housing 950 University of Texas students, with a two-level shopping mall, 6 story parking garage. Security Supervisor for apartment complexes and Security Consultant for Homeowners Association for Steiner Ranch UT Golf Club Community in Austin and Polo Club Estates in Dripping Springs, Texas. Former ...

Lyle R Rhodes, Jr The Ramaro Group Ltd

Kingwood, Texas
Security, Oil and Gas - International Security, Corporate Security, South and Southeast Asia
Lyle RHODES PRESIDENT THE RAMARO GROUP, LTD. Lyle (Ray) Rhodes was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in a variety of Infantry and Military Intelligence command and staff assignments, retiring from active duty in 1992. His assignments included two years in combat as an infantry advisor to the Vietnamese Airborne Division. Additionally, Ray was a member of the elite Foreign Area Officer Program, serving as a soldier-diplomat in South and Southeast Asia. In this latter capacity, he spent over seven years living and working throughout Asia as a politico-military specialist. Ray attended the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, following which he served as the Assistant Army Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He subsequently served as Director of Asian Studies at the U.S. Army's postgraduate School of International Studies. Later, Ray spent three years as Army Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, returning to the States in 1989. In that po...

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

McKinney, Texas
Security, Premises Liability - Inadequate/Negligent Security, Hotel/Motel, Safety/Security, Security Procedures, commercial buildings, Crime Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rape, Robbery, Murder, Parking Lot, Apartments, Violent Crime, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Death, OSHA, emergency/crisis, premises security liability
Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED, is the Principal/CEO at Vittatoe Consulting, LLC, independent security management and forensic consulting practice focused on providing clients security and loss prevention expertise to help protect their employees and customers. With over 30 years of combined law enforcement and corporate safety, security, and loss prevention experience, we offer our clients direction and advice from our experience in both the public and private sectors. After college, Vince worked for State Farm Insurance as an accounting supervisor before joining the Dallas Police Department in 1988, serving as a police officer and divisional defensive tactics instructor. Upon returning to the private sector, Vince entered the hospitality industry and gained operations experience as an Area Manager for Motel 6, responsible for twelve motels. Next, Vince moved to the corporate office of Accor North America as the Director-Safety & Security. Vince held safety, security, and los...

Michael S. D'Angelo, CPP, CSC, CHPA Secure Direction Consulting, LLC

Richmond, Virginia
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Violent Crimes, Workplace Violence, Healthcare Security, Guard Services, Risk Assessment, Hospital Security, Incident Reporting, Security Training, Security Systems Design, Active Shooter
Highly credentialed, Board Certified Expert. Michael S. D'Angelo, is the Principal & Lead Consultant for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC. He provides case review, expert testimony and consultation on security standards and best practices in cases involving premises liability, negligent security, and related civil litigation, with a special focus on healthcare security and workplace violence. D'Angelo has been in the public safety and private security industries for nearly 30 years. He retired as a Police Captain with the South Miami Police Department, having served 23 years In a variety of positions; including supervision and senior management. Upon transitioning to the private sector, he was hired as the corporate security leader for Baptist Health South Florida, where he served as an internal consultant for security and emergency preparedness to six hospitals and a multitude of outpatient facilities. He now provides risk assessments, security plans, guard force planning and...

Raymond V Kasey Raymond Kasey

Falls Church, Virginia
Transportation, Security - hazardous materials, dangerous goods, chemicals, railroad, truck cargo tank, security, grade crossing, derailment, mechanical , signal, operations, track, locomotive, tank car, packaging, accident reconstruction and investigation, Federal Railroad Administration
BIOGRAPHICAL QUALIFICATIONS I am an expert in railroad safety and particularly in the hazardous materials (hazmat or HM) discipline of regulations contained in 49 CFR Parts 100-199 and also qualified to enforce Parts 200-299. I have worked in the industry for 57 years. My career began as a locomotive fireman and engineer on the Erie Lackawanna Railroad on September 6, 1967. I was subsequently promoted to Trainmaster-Road Foreman of Engines on the Consolidated Rail Corporation (aka, Conrail) in 1977. In 1983 was hired by the U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) as a Hazardous Materials (HM) Inspector. In 1991 I was again promoted as a HM Specialist to the FRA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where I remained until my retirement at the conclusion of my government career in 2010. Since that time I have worked doing various consulting duties for railroads, railroad repair companies, other consulting companies, the government, and as an exper...

Michael J. Canaan, CPP Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Seattle, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, security, inadequate, negligence, training, supervision, use of force, bar, nightclub, casino, apartment, foreseeability, investigation, voyeurism, employment, screening, background, assault, rape, robbery, hiring, pre-employment, surveillance, violence, shooting, stabbing
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with over forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That extensive BACKGROUND AND TRAINING has allowed me to become familiar with professional security industry standards and best practices. BOARD CERTIFIED IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT by the American Society for Industrial Security, International. This credential is the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners. ASIS is the world's largest membership of security management professionals, with 35,000 members, and is the premier source for learning, board certification, networking, and standards. HONORABLY SERVED in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission as security aboard Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Also served as a Military Police Watch Commander and Patrol Supervisor, Military Working Dog Handler, Kennel Master, and Canine Trainer for the Third Marine Di...

Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA COSECURE Enterprise Risk Solutions

Strum, Wisconsin
Security, Premises Liability - 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
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 “Cam...
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