Expertise DescriptionI have more than 35 years of active operational experience in Criminal Justice and Jail Operations, including the development, commissioning, and direct operation of several corrections facilities. I have served as a police officer, corrections officer, sergeant, jail manager, facility commander, jail inspector, jail procedures, and executive advisor, and retired as a Sheriff’s Captain in corrections. My experience includes managing staff scheduling, internal affairs, training, planning, research, booking intake facilities, managing a court security and transportation unit, jail riot, police abuse, a restitution and work release center, high security special management units, direct and indirect units,corrections risk management, and alternative community correctional programs. I am knowledgable in inmate classification, inmate transportation, and inmate disturbance. I have served as project manager responsible for the timely constitutional upgrading, remodeling, and the expansion of several corrections and criminal facilities. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: sexual abuse by police; strip search; staff assault; staff misconduct; wrongful death police misconduct; due process; inmate injury; inmate sexual assault by staff; sexual abuse by staff; criminal justice and jail operations; agency liability; staff responsibilities; client care within criminal justice agencies.
My consulting services include: programming development, and plan reviews for new enforcement corrections, courts, and 911 communication facilities; operational analysis, policy and procedure development, administrative and records processes, staffing analysis and jail staffing plans, security programs for court and justice centers, construction security plans, and security assessments / upgrades; assists agencies focus on risk management approach for cost-effective programs; service as a police officer, corrections officer, sergeant, jail manager, facility commander, jail inspector, and executive advisor; trained others in high-liability activity: proper design, human issues (medical and mental health screening), associated processes, identification, policies, procedures and training for intake staff.
Awards & Affiliation
American Jail Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases