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Expert in Security, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

Expert ID: 729964 Florida, USA

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Expert served thirty years in law enforcement, including service as a police chief in three municipal police departments. During his career he served in investigative, patrol and administrative units.

Expert taught criminal justice courses in five academic institutions as an adjunct instructor and served as an assistant professor of criminal justice on a full time basis following retirement. He also taught at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

Following a career in law enforcement, Expert served as director of corporate security in the shopping center industry and taught shopping center security for the International Council of shopping Centers.

Expert has worked as a security consultant and expert witness for shopping centers, hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants, and nightclubs dealing with security issues and security management. He has also worked as a consultant on police and public safety issues. He has assisted law firms in trial preparation and case management.

A law suit involving kidnapping and rape at a shopping center where Expert in representing the center proved that the level of security was not inadequate.A vicious assault at a large apartment complex where Expert helped to disprove plaintiff allegations that security was inadequate and contributed to the crime.A university where a serial rapist attacked and victim hired Expert to evaluate the campus security operation and building security throughout the campus.A Chicago neighborhood organization hired Expert to evaluate private security operations that were retained to augment the police department. He was also able to design a program of CCTV to improve public security in high crime areas.At a resort hotel in Florida, working as a consultant and expert witness, Expert successfully developed information concerning an alleged hotel burglary that caused the suit to be dismissed.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Largo, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: MA Subject: Psychological Counseling Institution: Bradley University
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Admin. of Criminal Justice Institution: Bradley University
Year: 1970 Degree: AA Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Illinois Central College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Provided security consulting and expert witness services to law firms and organizations throughout the U.S.
Years: 1999 to 2003 Employer: Crown American Properties Title: Director Department: Corporate Security Responsibilities: Responsible for security management at corporate headquarters and various properties throughout the country.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Per Mor Security Title: Director Department: Investigation Division Responsibilities: Management of investigations.
Years: 1993 to 1996 Employer: Equity Properties and Development Title: Director of Corporate Security Department: Administration Responsibilities: Responsible for security management at properties throughout the U.S.
Years: 1983 to 1992 Employer: Matteson, Illinois Title: Chief of Police Department: Police Responsibilities: Responsible for operation for administration of the police department.
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: Bloomington, Illinois Title: Chief of Police Department: Police Department Responsibilities: Administration of the police department.
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Canton, Illinois Title: Chief of Police Department: Police Department Responsibilities: Administration of the police department.
Years: 1963 to 1978 Employer: Peoria, Illinois Title: Police Officer/Sergeant Department: Police Department Responsibilities: He worked in many divisions and units including Patrol, Criminal Investigation, Administration, General Services, Vice & Drug Investigation, Community Services, and Intelligence.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: Israel Summary: While representing a client Expert had the opportunity to study shopping center security in Israel where danger from terrorists in a constant threat. He was able to use this information is several presentations and to advise other clients.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Former membership in International Association of Chiefs of Police, American Society of Industrial Security, International Council of Shopping Centers, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Licenses / Certifications
Former licensed private investigator in Illinois, Iowa and Florida
Publications and Patents Summary
ExpertStory has published over thirty articles on law enforcement and security topics in professional journals

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
On site evaluation, depositions
Training / Seminars
He has developed and delivered over thirty seminars on shopping center
security for management and security officers.

He has served on the International Council of Shopping Centers Security Committee which has developed security training seminars for mall personnel throughout the nation.
Marketing Experience
Expert has developed cost effective programs for security operations in several malls and apartment complexes throughout the country.

Fields of Expertise

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