Expert in Bouncers, Negligent Security, Shoplifting, Loss Prevention, Security, Apartment Security, Guards
Expert ID: 725939 Texas, USA
Expert has prior experience in law enforcement, crime analysis, and crime prevention. This requires gaining knowledge of criminal statues in various states to opine as an expert witness.
Expert has an operations background that included P & L responsibility, and creating corporate training courses. These areas benefit expert witness testimony in the area of crime prevention and security management.
Expert has developed enterprise security programs for a Fortune 500 company. This planning involved analysis, personnel allocation, and protection of assets, Expert has extensive hands on experience in CCTV, Burglar alarms, access control, and background checks. Expert has testified in both State and Federal courts regarding these areas.
Expert has conducted security assessments for corporate clients to determine the strengths and weaknesses within the physical property and standard operating procedures.
Expert has successfully testified in State and Federal courts related to burglar alarms, cargo casualty losses, guard supervision, premises liability, and similar areas. Primarily Expert's expert witness testimony undertakes an examination of the standard of care in negligent security and inadequate security litigation. These areas also include negligent hiring, training, and supervision.
Expert has 25 years experience in retail loss prevention and routinely testifies regarding false arrest, use of force, injury to customers from fleeing apprehension, and malicious prosecution. Expert has extensive experience testifying for plaintiff's counsel against Wal-Mart and other major retailers.
He has been retained for cases involving criminal acts by third parties where foreseeability and standard of care were the central issue. Examples of these types of cases involve serious bodily injury or death in parking lots, apartment complexes, public transportation and alike.He has been retained to defend the practices of companies regarding termination for cause for issues of theft and workplace violence.He has been retained as an expert for plaintiff and defendant involving cases of negligent security by contract security guards and nightclub/bar security staff. One case involved an arson committed by a contract guard at a motel.He has been retained as a security consultant to review security vulnerability of companies, review organizational effectiveness and training, review security profile of a company's current efforts.He has been retained to assist in the specification of equipment and the creation of an RFP for a manufacturing facility for CCTV, access control and security guard contract.
|Year: 1975||Degree: BA||Subject: Sociology (Criminology) and Spanish||Institution: La. Tech University|
|Year: 1995||Degree: Certificate of Completion||Subject: Business Management||Institution: Rice University|
|Years: 2001 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:He provides expert witness testimony in security related cases. He provide security consulting. He provides fraud investigations.
|Years: 1989 to 2001||Employer: Eckerd Drug Corporation||Title: Director of Loss Prevention Operations||Department: Loss Prevention|
Responsibilities:He managed strategic initiatives of Loss Prevention and Operations for the Southern Regions of this $17B retail drug chain of 3000 stores.
|Years: 1979 to 1989||Employer: Sears||Title: Area Loss Prevention Manager||Department: Loss Prevention|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for managing investigations and shrink reduction initiatives for up to 22 stores within the Houston Metro area.
|Years: 1976 to 1979||Employer: Dallas Police Department||Title: Police Officer||Department: Patrol|
Responsibilities:He performed routine patrol duties while stationed at the Southeast Patrol Division.
|Years: 1975 to 1976||Employer: Southern Research Corporation||Title: Investigator||Department: Investigations|
Responsibilities:He conducted undercover investigations for theft, narcotics and violations of company policies. He also served as a supervisor of security guards at Louisiana Downs Racetrack.
|Associations / Societies|
|American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). Association of Certified Fraud Examiners|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|CPP 1982 - 1996
|Board of Directors, Retail Merchant Association, Houston, Texas|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He co authored Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention by Chuck Sennewald and John Christman, 2008. He is a frequent resource for media regarding internal theft and embezzlement, school security, and other related topics.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has provided expert witness and security consulting services since 2001. He has been involved in state and federal cases and has been court qualified. He has been retained by both Plaintiff and Defendant (60% Plaintiff/40% Defense) and has never had testimony excluded. He has successfully overcome several Daubert hearings.|
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert developed and conducted training for the Houston Police Department Police Academy related to Crime Prevention certification for police officers. This was limited to retail loss prevention.
Expert has provided training to property managers and owners of apartment properties though the Houston Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association.
Expert created an educational program, Project CARE, to provide security planning initiatives for apartment property management. This program is based on the principles of CPTED and Crime-free Multi-housing.
|He has extensive experience with security related vendors. He has defined project scope, designated and/or approved enterprise level security systems including CCTV and alarms. He has extensive in the development of RFP and vendor sourcing.|
|He has over 40 years experience in areas such as crime prevention, standard of care, security management, negligent security and inadequate security..|
|Spanish||BA degree in Spanish 1975. Proficiency is rusty at best.|
Fields of Expertise
operational auditing, property protection auditing, statute, management decision-making, operations management, standard operating procedure, strategic planning, team building, burglar alarm, cargo claim, closed-circuit security system, closed-circuit television, commercial security, crime prevention, crime security, employee theft, employee training, fence, guard supervision, hotel security, key code, loss prevention, mall security, motel security, negligence, negligent employment, negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent training, physical security, premises security, public safety, residential housing, residential security, retail security, retail theft, security, security assessment, security guard, security lighting, security management, security negligence, security procedure, security risk assessment, security system, security training, theft, training procedure, video security system, workplace safety and security, law enforcement tactic, dram shop, high school security, school security, cargo security, event safety, business analysis, business process management, business, business strategy, risk characterization, corporate strategic planning, insurance claim, risk management