Provides Testimony In

Law Enforcement Pursuit Driving, Law Enforcement, Use of Force, Pursuit Driving, Taser, Baton Pepper Spray, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Law Enforcement Policy Procedures, jail operations, peace officer standards, internal investigations, police liability issues, arrest techniques, lethal force, excessive force by police, defensive aerosol weapons, ground control techniques, sidehandle baton, mace,


1996 – Present Expert Witness in law enforcement issues, including use of force (Federal and Idaho State Court recognized)

1999 – Present
Big Horn County-Hardin, MT
Travelers-St. Paul, MN
The Backup-Coeur d’Alene, ID
Gillette News Record-Gillette, WY
Bonner County Communications Center-Sandpoint, ID2011 – Present
Special Deputy
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Administrative projects as assigned by the Sheriff.

2013 –2014
Court Appointed Monitor – Idaho Correctional Center (Judge David O. Carter, United States Courts for the Ninth District
Kelly, et. al. v. Timothy Wengler, and Corrections Corporation of America, Inc.

2007 – 2011
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Responsible for the operation of the three Bureaus (Operations, Support Services and Jail). The department consists of 285 full-time employees with a budget in excess of $23 million and covers a county of over 140,000 people and 1,310 square miles. In addition, the county attracts a significant number of people for the various recreational opportunities.

2005 – 2008
Law Enforcement Liability Seminars – Travelers
Nationwide seminars for law enforcement agencies on law enforcement liability.

2006 – 2008
Part-Time Instructor – Law Enforcement Program
North Idaho College-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

1993 – 2006
Instructor/Coordinator – Law Enforcement Program
North Idaho College-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Responsible for presentation of nine-month Law Enforcement Program utilizing forty part-time instructors. The program is Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified for Basic Training. Students receive all the training required in a basic academy, as well as participate as a uniformed, armed, intern with a law enforcement agency. 2002 – Member: Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

1989 – 1993
Chief of Police
Lincolnwood Police Department-Lincolnwood, Illinois

Responsible for total police operations in a multi-ethnic suburb of Chicago; department operation consists of forty-six total personnel, including joint dispatching for Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service. The Village is bordered on three sides by Chicago and experiences a disproportionate amount of criminal, traffic and calls for service activity to population due to location, socio-economic standing and business/commercial base.

1986 – 1989
Deputy Chief of Police – Support Services Division
Lincolnwood Police Department-Lincolnwood, Illinois

Responsible for Detective Unit, fiscal management, training, records, property control, internal investigations, the Emergency Services Team and various other personnel and administrative tasks.

Acting Support Services Division Commander
Wheeling Police Department-Wheeling, Illinois

Responsible for Communications and Records Sections, Community Service Officers, training, property control and various other administrative tasks.

1984 – 1986
Communications/Records Section Supervisor – Support Services Division

1983 – 1984
Administrative Services
Staff functions, including: Research and analysis; budget; and policy, procedure and general order research and development.

1979 – 1983
Shift Commander – Field Division

1978 – 1979
Assistant Shift Commander – Field Division

1975 – 1978
Police Counselor/Wheeling High School – Youth Officer – Investigation Division

1973 – 1975
Elementary School District #21 – Liaison Officer/Youth Officer – Investigations Div.

1971 – 1973
Police Officer – Field Division


Master of Arts – Administration of Justice
Webster University

Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice
William Rainey Harper College

Master of Business Administration
Loyola (Chicago) University

Bachelors of Science – Business Administration
Bowling Green State University


Suspect Tactics & Perimeter Containment – Officer Tactics

Forensic Statement Analysis – Richard Whitehead & Associates, LLC

Federal Criminal Civil Rights Enforcement – U.S. Department of Justice

Pursuit Policy Workshop – IACP/NHTSA

Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents – Bureau of Homeland Security

Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents – Bureau of Homeland Security

National Incident Management System – FEMA

Use of Deadly Force/Officer Involved Shootings and In-Custody Death Investigations – Critical Incident Management – RMIN

Lethal and Less Lethal Force – AELE

Appellate Update
Idaho Office of the Attorney General

Canine Legal Update and Opinions Seminar

2003, 2005 & 2009
Taser Instructor Course/Recertification Course

The Investigation of Lethal Force Encounters – Force Science Research Center

1997 & 2005
Street Survival Seminar – Calibre Press

Arrest Techniques

Investigation of Incidents of Excessive/Deadly Force by Police – IACP

Ground Control Techniques

Defensive Aerosol Weapons – Instructor Course

Range 2000 Force – Control Training Simulator – Instructor Course

Skidcar System – Instructor Course

Defensive Aerosol Weapons – User Certification

ASP & Sidehandle Baton – User Certification

1989-1992, 2000
International Association of Chiefs of Police – Annual Conference

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force – Regional Conference

1997 & 1999
Idaho Criminal Justice Conference – Annual Training Conference

Hate Crime Train-the-Trainer Conference – U.S. Department of Justice

1996 & 1998
Idaho Peace Officers Association – Annual Training Seminar

Domestic Violence – Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office

Integrity Leadership – National Institute of Ethics

Idaho Narcotics Officers Association – Training Seminar

1987 – 1993
Futures Conference – Office of International Criminal Justice
University Of Illinois at Chicago

1988 – 1991
Executive Institute for Suburban Police Chiefs
Northwestern University – Center for Public Safety

1983 – 1990
Graduate Retraining Seminars
Northwestern University – Center for Public Safety

Police Civil Liability

1982 & 1983
Police Administration Training Program
Northwestern University – Center for Public Safety – Management Major – Nine Month Course (Certificate)

Emergency Services Teams

1971 – Present
Various Training Schools
Idaho POST; The Foley Institute – Washington State University; Northwestern University – Center For Public Safety; Northwest Police Academy; North East Multi-Regional Training; Americans For Effective Law Enforcement; Police Training Institute (University Of Illinois); Illinois State Police; Institute For Criminal Justice (Chicago Kent College Of Law); Lake County Juvenile Officers’ Association; International Juvenile Officers’ Association; and Chicago Police Academy (Extension Section).


1995 – Present Presenter – “Workplace Safety” and “Personal Safety”
North Idaho College and various organizations

2011 Author – “Evaluating the Need for Sworn Law Enforcement Personnel Research”
July/August, 2011 – Sheriff

2009 – 2011 North Idaho Violence Prevention Center – Board of Directors
Non-profit organization which provides services to victims of abuse.

2008 – 2010 Idaho Criminal Justice Forum – Member & Chairman (2009)
Criminal Justice professionals from various agencies to collect, discuss, and recommend actions and solutions to current issues having impact across the statewide criminal justice community.

2010 Author – “Evaluating the Need for Sworn Law Enforcement Personnel”
Idaho Criminal Justice Forum – Research Paper

1994 – 2009 Oral Board Member
Captain and other positions – Spokane Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department and Coeur d’Alene (ID) Police Department

2001 – 2009 Instructor – “Introduction to Modern Law Enforcement” and “Ethics, Public Relations & Role in the Community”
North Idaho Reserve Academy (Coeur d’Alene, ID)

2008 Author – “Retaining Your Weapon”
March – April, 2008 – Rocky Mountain Information Network Bulletin

2007 Boss of the Year – Nominee
International Association of Administrative Professionals – Coeur d’Alene Chapter

2005 – 2007 Member – Kootenai County Jail Ad Hoc Committee

2004 – 2006 Instructor – Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy
“Introduction to Modern law Enforcement” and “Use of Force”

2005 Author – “Pepper Spray Policy Redux”
September 2005 – THE POLICE CHIEF

2004 Member – Ethics Curriculum Revision Committee
Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council

2004 Member – Financial Crimes Curriculum Revision Committee
Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council

2004 Presenter – “Workplace Violence”, CD Training
The Back Up Corp. for Pearson/Prentice Hall – Distributed nationwide for businesses and organizations.

1997 & 2004 Member – Patrol Procedures Curriculum Revision Committee
Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council

1996 – 2002 Use of Force Review Board
Kootenai County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Department

2001 Author – “The Powell Doctrine Applied to Law Enforcement”
October 2001 – THE POLICE CHIEF

1998 – 2001 Member – Kootenai County Criminal Justice Citizen’s Advisory Committee

2000 Guest – North Idaho College “Public Forum” Television (Covering the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada) – Speaker on “Modern Technology and Police Investigations in the 21 ST Century”

1999 Presenter – “Hate Crimes: A Community Response”
Boise Sate University

1998 Author – “College Internship – An Aid to Recruitment”
May 1998 – LAW AND ORDER

1992 & 1993 Treasurer – Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
A mutual aid system, including Emergency Services Teams, between forty-five suburban law enforcement agencies.

1992 & 1993 Member – Foundation Committee, Northwest Police Academy

1990- 1993 Executive Board Member – North Suburban Chief’s of Police
Comprised of Chiefs of over fifty suburban law enforcement agencies.

1989 – 1993 Facilitator: Career Integrity
Instructor: Budgeting
North East Multi-Regional Training

1990 – 1992 Secretary – Northern Illinois Police Alarm System

1992 President – Northwest Police Academy
A consortium of over forty suburban law enforcement agencies to provide in-service and specialized training programs.

1991 Vice President – Northwest Police Academy

1991 Best Dressed Police Department Award
The Department received a Certificate of Achievement for “Outstanding Achievement” in the 1991 Best Dressed Police Department Program sponsored by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturer’s and Distributors. A picture of the department personnel was featured in the August, 1991 issue of Law and Order.

1991 National Police Administration (Republic of China) –
Exchange Program
Northwest Police Academy

Selected as one of four suburban Chicago officers to participate in a nine-day exchange program with the National Police Administration (ROC).

1989 British Police Exchange Program
Police Training Institute (University of Illinois) Alumni Association

Selected as one of six officers from Illinois to participate in a two-week exchange program with the Norfolk (England) Constabulary.

1978 – 1986 Member, Board of Directors – Omni House: Youth Services Bureau
Full service family social service agency – Wheeling, IL

1982 Author – “The Deceptive Economics of Downsizing Squads”
February 1982 – THE POLICE CHIEF

1979 & 1980 Instructor at Harper College – Area Cooperative Program
“Introduction to Law Enforcement”

1980 Author – “Police School Liaison Program”

1976 – 1979 Vice President – North Suburban Juvenile Officers Association
A consortium of approximately forty suburban law enforcement agencies.

1976 Outstanding Service Award – Post 1968 American Legion – Wheeling, IL

1975 Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer Award – Wheeling (IL) Jaycees


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