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Pyrotechnics Explosive Expert Witness

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Expert Witness No.506

Arizona

Achievements

As bomb disposal supervisor with Arizona Department of Public Safety, averaged 15 bomb calls a month. Of these, two bombs per month required defusing. Total number (over 20-year career) of 480 resulted in successful defusions with NO incident and. NO injuries.

As bomb squad Commander and Director of International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), developed minimum standards for all bomb squads nationwide, including FBI Bomb Data Center. Standards were comprehensive including procedure manuals, rules and regulations, administrative, policies, equipment choice, and explosive entry (breaching) procedures for S.W.A.T. teams. In same capacity evaluated deployment and use of stun grenades/diversionary device/flash bangs .by S.W.A.T. teams.

As training specialist for all Arizona law enforcement S.WA.T. Teams, taught and demonstrated breaching techniques diversionary device deployment, high-risk entry techniques, and barricaded gunman situations.

Published author of literature regarding breaching techniques and diversionary device deployment.

Developed techniques used statewide (Arizona) for explosive entry (breaching) and Diversionary Devices Deployment.

Pyrotechnician for Reyman Pyrotechnics: Firework Displays /Movie Special Effects. Consultant for major agencies and corporations regarding bomb threat/ search, plant Security, and terrorism countermeasures (a partial list):

Honeywell Corporation.      American Express
Marriott Camelback Inn      Federal Drug Enforcement Administration
US Parks Service                 U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ.
US Sky Marshals                 O’Hara Protective Services.
Digital Corporation              McDonald/Douglas Apache Helicopter Plant
US Forest Service                 National Law Enforcement Institute
Ramada Inn International

Experience

Bomb Disposal & Post Blast Investigation

20 years: FBI certified bomb technician.

20 years: Arizona D.P.S. bomb technician and supervisor.

Past Director, International; Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and current Trustee

S.W.A.T. Team Tactics

7 years: Arizona D.P.S., S.W.A.T. Team Supervisor.

5 years: Arizona D.P.S., Sniper Control

Military

7 years: US Marine Corps, Combat Engineers, Hawk Missile Unit and US State Department, as Marine Security Guard.

1 year: American Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam.
1 year: American Embassy, Manila, Philippines.
11/2 years: American Embassy, Brussels, Belgium.

Police

23 years: Arizona Department of Public Safety.
1 year: State Narcotics Enforcement.
2 years: Phoenix Police Department.

Assignment list:

20 year’s Explosives Disposal Unit Supervisor.
6 year’s S.WA.T. Unit Supervisor.
10 year’s Hostage Negotiation Unit.
Intelligence Division Anti-Terrorist Unit
Instructor, NRA Certified Polite Firearms Training
Certified, Instructor, Arizona Law Enforcement Officer Advisory Council.
Instructor, Maricopa County Community Colleges
Governor’s Security Detail-Dignitaries Protection
Expert witness in state and federal course on explosives disposal and bomb scene investigation

Plus: Criminal investigations and police administration (policies and procedures).

Awards & Citations

U.S.M.C. Campaign medals-Vietnam service
Veterans of Foreign Wars-DPS Office of the Year Award
AZ State Police Distinguished Service Award (Lifesaving)
I.A.B.T.I. Distinguished Service Award (Outstanding Contribution)

Education And Experience

Bachelor of Arts, Public Management
Associate of Arts, Administration of Justice
Graduate, FBI National Academy, 104th session (1976)
Graduate, Basic Bomb Technicians Course, U.S. Army, Redstone Arsenal
Bomb Disposal: 500-hours
Post Blast Investigation: 500-hours
Incendiary Device/Chemical disposal: 500-hours
Land Mine Warfare: Explosive and Demolition, U.S.M.C. Combat Engineers
Arizona Junior College instructor (special certification)

Memberships And Affiliations

International Assoc. of Bomb Technicians and Investigators: Director and Trustee.
Advisory Board, National Tactical Response Association
National Tactical Officers Association, Inc (NTOA)
FBI. National Academy Association
Arizona Crisis Teams (ACT)

Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor

AZ State Police

B.A.T.F. Explosives

1993 to 1996, Employed by Science Applications International Corporation (S.A.I.C.) under contract to the U. S. State Department, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Anti Terrorism Assistance Program (A.T.A.P.) As Training Consultant.

Trained National Police Bomb Squads in Render Safe Procedures of Explosive Devices and Post Blast Investigations for the following countries:

Greece    Argentina    Ecuador    Jordan    Egypt    Uruguay
Philippines    Venezuela    Lithuania    Nicaragua    Paraguay    El Salvador
All Eastern Caribbean Islands

Consultant to the National Public Radio on Explosive Incidents
Consultant to Kroll Associates on Explosive Incidents and Terrorism
Consultant to Law Enforcement Training Network (L.E.T.N) TV, Dallas, Texas

Publications

Available upon request

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