My mission is to improve best practices in policing by offering expert witness and police consultation services. I can also assist with complex investigations and training in order to help your organization succeed in today's modern policing methods.
34-year veteran police leader. I've spent 21 years as a sergeant and lieutenant, responsible for training and reviewing topics such as police pursuits, use of force, de-escalation, police supervision, less lethal weapons, active shooter, SWAT, crowd control, legal standards and more. I have years of experience supervising large numbers of officers. I have a Master of Public Policy degree from Oregon State University. I teach police leaders across the country as adjunct faculty for Northwestern University at the School of Police Staff and Command.
I have experience assisting with expert reviews of policing best practices for pursuits, use of force, security, and a variety of legal standards for police. I provide my honest, unbiased opinion of the case. The initial contact is free, and we can then decide if we want to work together. I enjoy helping both plaintiff and defense attorneys with case review, expert witness reports, and deposition and trial testimony.
Here I am interviewed in the Tacoma News Tribune on legality of police officers conducting operations in other jurisdictions.
I have years of experience with a variety of internal investigations, equal employment opportunity (EEO) investigations, and workplace harassment complaints/investigations. I can also assist your department with training, early intervention, and best practices in law enforcement. I have years of experience as a certified and trained mediator, specializing in workplace conflict and union issues.