Police / Criminal / Security

Our Police, Criminal and Security Group consists of experts with in-service experience involving police training; arrest, jail, and prison procedures; weapons and ballistics; assaults; DUI, including testing; drug interdiction; EMS procedures; surveillance; DNA and polygraph testing; security measures and techniques; crowd control; and private investigations (including undercover, photography, interviews, background checks, skip-trace, and serving legal documents). These experts are supported, as needed, by our Fire and Explosion Investigators; Toxicologists; Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Private Investigators, and Human Factors experts.

First NameLast NameTitleCV Abstract
Timothy A.Dimoff, CCP, LPISecurity, Safety, and Police ExpertSecurity, safety, and police procedures; security systems planning, management, and evaluation; crime foreseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; jail incidents; weapons use; failure to protect; drug and alcohol policies and testing; dram shop liability; corporate internal investigations; labor disputes and strikes; management training and development; security assessment and vulnerability issues; pre-employment screening and background checks; sexual harassment; workplace violence; crises management; executive security; human resource issues; corporate security; management training/employee education; arrest procedures; use of force/self defense/escalation of force; vehicle pursuit procedures; narcotics investigations/enforcement; patrol procedures; traffic enforcement procedures; accident investigations; internal investigation procedures; alternative weapons use; defensive driving; electronic restraint devices; aerosol projectors; martial arts; K-9 handler and trainer; DOT training; crack houses; clandestine labs; search warrants; dock and warehouse theft; fraud investigations; school violence and prevention.
Harvey W.Halbertstadt, MDForensic Psychiatrist/ PsychologistDiminished capacity; child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry; competency determinations; marriage and family counseling; sexual exhibition, rape, and trauma; police harassment; employer harassment; bank robbery; depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems; homicide; posttraumatic stress disorder; emotional impairment; closed head injuries; arson; embezzlement; factitious disorder; spousal abuse; custody; stalking; command hallucinations; addiction; kleptomania; gambling and substance abuse; insanity pleas; hypnosis.
James GilbertHouston, PhDCriminal Justice ExpertCorrectional department training and consultation; work release programs; jail policies and procedures; gang violence, including prison gangs; delinquency; drug abuse, including addiction relapse; juvenile justice system; criminal behavior; prison management; social service programs; probation policies; public safety.
Steven C.HowardPolice, Security, Weapons, and Ballistics ExpertPolice operations/conduct; security procedures; building, personal, personnel, and yacht security; self-defense claims; self-defense tactics; criminal evidence and procedures; DNA evidence; wildlife regulations and management; crime scene preservation; searches of homes, vehicles, and persons; drug enforcement operations; international border operations; electronic surveillance; questioning and interrogations; high speed pursuit driving; firearms training; detention center booking, fingerprinting, photographing, and in-processing procedures; arrest reports; illegal weapons; shotgun patterning; firearm and ammunition malfunctions; setting trigger pulls; defects in warnings and design; tool-mark identifications; internal, external, terminal ballistics; shooting reconstruction; gunshot residue and cross-contamination; stab and cut investigations; accidental discharge; ejections analysis; penetration testing; serial number restoration; weapon tampering; bomb and incendiary devices; weapons safety; forced entry tools; armor; armored cars and homes; weapons repair; ammunition reloading; tranquilizer guns; industrial manufacturing tools and equipment; hand tools; close circuit cameras; motion detectors; metal detectors; security doors; lock manipulation; alarm systems; asset verification; missing persons; document fraud; landlord-tenant law; family law and child custody; immigration and naturalization law; deportation hearings; social security law; disability claims.
Daniel B.Kennedy, PhD, CPP, CSPSecurity & Safety ExpertPremises security and safety including planning, implementation and evaluation; crime forseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; police pursuits; custodial suicides; failure to protect; health care services; confinement conditions; surveillance security systems; profiling and threat assessment; workplace violence; security training management and administration; police administration; investigation methodology; comparative security; victimology; inmate counseling; rape and sexual violence; spousal abuse; residence and lodging security; mall and parking lot safety and security; loss prevention; shoplifting; crime scene profiling; victimized tourists; insanity judgments; correctional reform; cocaine-related violence; crowd and riot control; school violence; negligent hiring; police liability.
Theodore D.Kessis, PhDDNA & Biology ExpertDNA and biology issues; Molecular Microbiology; Gynecologic Pathology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Pathobiology; Virology.
Robert C.Krause, MS, EMT-P, CFIEmergency Medical Services ExpertEmergency Medical Services (EMS); Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT); emergency vehicle driving operations; EMS chart and protocol reviews; EMS, EMT, and paramedic policies, procedures, and standards of care; emergency communications procedures; fire department operations, ambulance operations, fire department training procedures; fire suppression tactics; fire, rescue, and extrication operations; law enforcement policies and procedures; safety and security training; emergency medicine, including pediatric; medical records review; first responder training; OSHA compliance; water safety; telecommunications; respiratory and cardiac arrest; chemical agents, including WMD's; school violence and security; workplace violence.
Thomas J.Lekan, CPP.Product and Premises Security ExpertSecurity systems design and evaluation; crime foreseeability; standards of care; causation issues; executive protection; assault; security guard operations; sexual harassment; negligent deaths; corporate fraud; security vulnerability and countermeasures; due diligence investigations; food and product tampering; product infringement/counterfeiting; security training; security management; economic crime; and police excessive force claims; educational institutions (elementary, high school, and colleges), restaurants, hospitals, lodging facilities, banks, residential communities, commercial and retail establishments, industrial facilities and manufacturing plants.
Terry D.Lewis, PIVehicle Crash Reconstruction & Traffic Safety Expert; Private InvestigatorVehicle crashes (auto, truck, tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, train, boat, and bicycles); highway and traffic design, including pedestrian injury; driver perception and response; human factors and vision; vehicle black box analysis; seat belts and air bags; biomechanics of occupants; skip tracing-missing persons; and serving legal documents.
Gary A.Mattiacci, CAR, CTAI, LPICrash Reconstruction ExpertVehicle crash reconstruction including autos, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, off road vehicles and pedestrians; highway/road defects; roadway markings/signs; black box data evaluation; traffic analysis; traffic safety analysis; standards research; aerial photography; background checks; skip trace; witness interviews; 3-D animation.
Michael C.Mullins, LPIPrivate InvestigatorBackground checks; witness locating and interviewing; missing persons searches; reference checks; insurance claims work; video and photography evidence gathering; theft, drug abuse and fire investigations.
Dr. Joseph S.Ohr, Jr, MD, RPhMedical Surgeon, Pharmacist, and PathologistMedical surgery; pharmacology; anatomical, clinical, and trauma pathology; wounds; sudden infant death syndrome; cancers and tumors; therapeutics; tissue mortality; psychopharmacology; drugs and drug abuse; HIV; viruses and bioterrorism; CPR; funeral home operations/procedures, including embalming.
RobPainter, ASE, CFEI, CVFI, CFATESenior Forensic Vehicle AnalystVehicle transponders, ignition locks, steering columns, and anti-theft systems; vehicle fraud; production and testing of keys and locks; air bags; fire and explosion origin and cause; vehicle collision repair; auto and medium/heavy duty trucks; vehicle brakes, steering, suspension, engines, drive train, axles, air conditioning, and electrical/electronic components; auto dealership management.
JohnSchmidtDram Shop & Safety ExpertAlcohol sales, service, policies, procedures; liquor law compliance and safety; underage drinking; intoxicated patrons at and upon leaving bars, restaurants, night clubs, bowling alleys, sports facilities, and special events; undercover, financial, criminal, and regulatory investigations.
David A.SmithAudio ExpertAudio engineering, recording, and broadcasting; analog and digital audio analyses; speech comprehension enhancement; tape authentication techniques; computerized analysis and recovery; digital signal processing; MIDI implementation; voice recognition technology; diagnostic platforms.
KevinTheriault, ACTAR, CFC, CDSVehicle Crash Reconstruction ExpertVehicle crashes (auto, truck, tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, bicycles, and off-road vehicles); FMSC regulations; vehicle and equipment inspections; documents research; DOT safety compliance; audit reviews; event data retrieval systems; alcohol and drug detection; emergency vehicle operations; air brake systems; ABS/FMVSS regulations; vehicle barrier crash testing; computerized accident reconstruction; biomechanics; railroad crossing incidents; driving fatigue; motor fleet safety principles and practices; fleet training; tractor trailer underride analysis; fleet risk management; police crash investigation procedures; traffic signal analysis; teaching accident investigation; robotic scene mapping.
Ralph W.Witherspoon, CPPSecurity and Safety ExpertPremises security and safety including planning, implementation and evaluation; crime forseeability; standards of care; causation issues; use of force; failure to protect; surveillance security systems; profiling and threat assessment; workplace violence; security training management and administration; investigation methodology; comparative security; "negligent security" (for murder, rape, robbery, and assault); false arrest; arson; marine shipping and port terminals; restaurants, bars and lounges; credit card theft and fraud; employee theft; retail and lodging security; mall and parking lot safety and security; loss prevention; shoplifting; crime scene profiling; crowd and riot control; school violence; negligent hiring; police liability.