Crime Prevention Security Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Crime Prevention Security, Security, Crime Prevention, Security Consultant, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Shoplifting, Shootings, Protecting People Assets, Police Negligence, Security for Houses of Worship, Security

Expert Witness No.681

South Carolina


Expert Witness, 1993 – Present 

Experience with security (premises liability, inadequate
security claims) and police cases. Casework experience includes the following:
study case documents, read depositions, analyze crime rates, evaluate security or
police methods, examine and photograph crime scenes, render objective opinions,
and testify at deposition or trial.  Past cases focused on
apartments/condos, motel, large and small retailers, shopping malls,
restaurants, bars, convenience stores, movie theater, skating rink, events
security, college, jail, and law enforcement agencies.

Security Consultant, 1980 – Present 

Experience with large corporations, institutions, U.S. Small
Business Administration, and publishers. Client problems range from shoplifting
to shootings, with strategies focusing on protecting people and assets. 
Sites included manufacturing companies, retailers, and hospitals.
Publishing/editorial consulting assignments involve a broad array of projects,
such as evaluation of book proposals as consulting editor, pre-revision reviews
of books in print, contributions to books, and writing as contributing editor
to security periodicals.

1974 – Present, State of South Carolina

Director, Security Training Institute & Resource Center (STIRC)
Created, planned, and implemented STIRC. Coordinate with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to offer mandated Level I, II, and III security courses for security trainers. Teach courses for the security industry, businesses, and the community. Serve as a security information and research source.

Coordinator, Church Security Project

Created, planned, secured grants, and implemented proactive crime prevention project to protect houses of worship. This project focuses on security surveys of religious facilities and donation of security equipment. The project won various awards. The US Department of Justice provides technical assistance. Instructor, Criminal Justice and Security

Previous assignments

Coordinator, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Departments

Department Head, Criminal Justice Department


Present Expert Witness for cases on premises liability/negligent security. Cases involve plaintiff and defense work for a variety of businesses where violent crime occurred.


Security Consultant to large corporations, institutions, and US Small Business Administration. Conduct security surveys and provide recommendations. Client problems range from shoplifting to shootings, with strategies focusing on protecting people and assets.


Security and Public Police experience.

Textbooks Written/Publications

Presently completing sixth textbook. One security textbook is in its third edition.
Eight instructor manuals.
Over fifty published articles in newsletters, journals, and magazines.
Contributing editor to three security periodicals.

Speeches, Affiliations, and Community Service contained in expanded resume.


Certified Protection Professional (CPP), American Society for Industrial Security. CPP since 1982 upon successfully completing the written examination.


Master of Science, Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Dayton

Associate in Applied Science, Police Science, State University of New York

Additional Courses/Seminars

Available upon Request