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Expert in Workplace Violence, School Violence, Human Resources, Security, Training, Coaching, Harassment, Substance Abuse, Police Procedures

Expert ID: 724871 Missouri, USA

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As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Expert is internationally recognized for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He provides HR consulting and expert witness services, team building, corrective coaching, site security assessments, and training seminars in workplace violence prevention, school violence, sexual harassment, diversity, drug and alcohol awareness, conflict resolution, and stress management.

In addition to his work as a conference presenter and keynote speaker, he appears frequently in the media and on the Internet, as a source on workplace violence, business and school security, and terrorism. He co-wrote one of the first business books on workplace violence.

Expert holds a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Security Management, and a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.). He has been a trainer for over 27 years and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management and as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security.

In 1999, Expert retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant. He has written seven police tactical books and several hundred articles on police officer safety issues. He is the past San Diego Chapter President for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).

For 13 years, Expert was a Course Leader for the American Management Association, teaching HR and supervision. He is an adjunct professor for Criminal Justice at USC, Chapman University, and Grossmont College and for Management at San Diego State University and Cal State Fullerton.

Physical, corporate, and industrial security, to include city and county governments.

Contract trainer for large California municipal insurance provider since 2000Course leader for the American Management Association since 1996Threat assessment consultant for employee violence issues for several dozen cities and counties in California


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: D.B.A. Subject: Business Administration Institution: California Coast University
Year: 1996 Degree: M.A. Subject: Security Management Institution: Webster University
Year: 1984 Degree: B.A. Subject: English Institution: University of San Diego
Year: 2011 Degree: B.S. Subject: Psychology Institution: California Coast University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: HR and Security
He is the primary consultant and trainer for all HR and security-related training programs.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1984 to 1999 Agency: San Diego Police Department Role: Officer & Reserve Sergeant Description: Full-time officer and reserve sergeant and DV Unit investigator

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Assoc. of Threat Assessment Professionals
Licenses / Certifications
"Certified Professional" (SHRM-CP) from SHRM
"Professional in Human Resources" (PHR) from HRCI
"Certified Protection Professional" (CPP) from ASIS
"Certified Threat Manager" (CTM) from ATAP
Publications and Patents Summary
20 business and law enforcement books, including Ticking Bombs (1994) one of the first books on workplace violence prevention.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness services in HR-related issues, workplace violence awareness and prevention; hiring, discipline and termination; sexual harassment; security failures, foreseeability and prior notice. Police training issues.
Training / Seminars
Workplace violence prevention for supervisors,
Site Security Surveys,
Management and supervisor improvement programs,
Sexual and racial harassment prevention, diversity
Team building and team conflict issues.
Marketing Experience
17 published books on business, leadership, customer service, police, library security, and workplace violence issues.
Other Relevant Experience
Frequent keynote speaker

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Moderate proficiency; not fully fluent

Fields of Expertise

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