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Expertise Description

I have over 15-years experience in law enforcement, and 25 years as a workshop trainer on HR issues. I am board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, workplace violence, threat assessments and threat management. My human resources (HR) expertise includes: leadership, management, and supervisory practices; HR policies and procedures; hostile work environments; discrimination; sexual harassment; racial harassment; diversity; retaliation; workplace and school violence; domestic violence in the workplace; drug and alcohol use at work; and employee conflicts. My security expertise includes: site assessments; prior notice and foreseeability; security policies and procedures; security management; and security guard use of force; security guard procedures and management. My police experience includes: police use of force; defensive tactics; patrol procedures; domestic violence investigations; stalking investigations; criminal behavior; arrest and control; police leadership; police supervision. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes security issues, company policies related to key control, background investigations, negligent hiring, and negligent supervision; HR issues, company policies related to behavior, discipline, and termination, and employee training; review of employee hiring, training, and supervision materials. 

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being the Principal of a Human Resources Practice, with prior experience as a Senior Consultant, President, Managing Partner for Training and Development, Training Consultant, and Police Officer. I also have experience as Adjunct Faculty.

Relevant Experiences

I have significant experience in over twenty years conducting site security surveys for government and private-sector businesses. I can address foreseeability, prior notice, premise liability, and the need to make security improvements based on invitee relationships.

I have an MA in Security Management. I’m board certified in security. I have fifteen years of law enforcement experience. I taught college-level security classes for a security certificate program. I’m regularly published in the biggest security magazine in the world. For this case, I would look at surrounding area crime rates, best practices for similar businesses, and the expectations of security.

I have written six books on officer safety and tactics. I have been involved with law enforcement training and writing on tactics since 1984. I teach a tactical arrest and control program to cops which is nationally known.

I hold the SHRM-CP certification. I worked for San Diego PD for 15 years, first as a full time officer and later as a reserve sergeant. I’ve written six books on officer safety and tactics, so I know the police culture. For the last 18 years, I’ve worked for the two biggest municipal insurance providers for CA government, providing training and consulting for their member cities and counties, including on police and fire issues.
A parallel – which I have seen – is when officers pull over a valid drunk driver or driver on drugs, and then take him to the local Detox center (a place to sober up for four hours), instead of arresting them and taking him to jail, all because they did not know how to do a DWI or 11550 H&S evaluation in the field and/or didn’t know how to write the report and the accompanying supplemental pages (controlled lighting exam, pupil size, etc.). In short, they ‘under-police,’ which is a significant liability issue for their agency. Getting terminated for this seems reasonable.


D.B.A.Business AdministrationCalifornia Coast University Santa Ana CA
M.A.Security ManagementWebster University San Diego CA
B.S.PsychologyCalifornia Coast University Santa Ana CA
B.A.EnglishUniversity of San Diego

Licenses Certifications

Basic Peace Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate
Board Certified in Human Resources; u201cProfessional In Human Resources (PHR)u201d
Board Certified in Security Management; u201cCertified Protection Professional (CPP)u201d

Awards & Affiliation

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)

Primary Affiliation

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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