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Steven D. Ashley, MS, MLS, MFCI, MUFI, ARM-P, CLS2
Risk Management Professional, Criminal Justice Trainer
Monroe MI USA
phone: 517-548-2275
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CIRMAT, Inc. provides Law Enforcement Risk Management and Training services to Law Enforcement Departments, Private Security Companies, Municipal Insurance Pools, Police Defense Attorneys, Public Safety Agencies, Insurance Companies, Cities and Counties, Jail Administrators, and Private Law Firms.

Steve Ashley Law Enforcement Expert PhotoSteven D. Ashley, MS, MLS, MFCI, MUFI, ARM-P, CLS2, has over 40 years of experience in Law Enforcement. As a researcher, his primary area of interest is the Use of Force and Control by Police, with an emphasis on Non-lethal Control Methods and Implements.

Background - Before becoming an independent risk management and training consultant, Mr. Ashley served as a Risk Control Manager and Director of Law Enforcement Risk Control for American Risk Pooling Consultants of Southfield, Michigan. He also served as Public Entity Loss Control Manager and Director of Law Enforcement Risk Control for Meadowbrook Insurance Group of Southfield. Prior to that, Mr. Ashley worked as a Risk Control Consultant, and as Manager of the Risk Control Department, for another large municipal property and casualty pool.

Certifications - Mr. Ashley has earned and received certification as a Force Science Analyst (Force Science Institute®), a Master Use of Force Instructor (Smith and Wesson Academy®), a Master Force and Control Instructor (Police Policy Studies Council®), a TASER® Senior Master Instructor (TASER International), and an Associate in Risk Management – Public Entities (Insurance Institute of America®). He has attended over 5,700 hours of advanced police training.

Law Enforcement Trainer - Mr. Ashley has worked 15 years as a full-time, sworn, law enforcement officer, and 12 years as a full-time risk management professional, working with governmental insurance pools and municipalities to reduce law enforcement, corrections, and governmental risk. He has been a criminal justice trainer for more than 40 years, and has trained thousands of officers, managers, trainers, and instructor-trainers in police subjects, including Firearms, Driving, Radar, Chemical Munitions, TASER, and Defensive Tactics.

Author - Steve Ashley has published many articles on the use of force and control, police driving, and the management of risk in criminal justice operations, as well as police training and training management. He has been the regular computer columnist for Police and Security News, and has been a monthly contributor to the on-line magazine Officer.com, as well as the Training Columnist for the on-line magazine PoliceMag.com.

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Dennis Root
Principal
PO Box 426
Port Salerno FL 34992
USA
phone: 772-872-6048
fax: 772-324-8149
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Dennis Root & Associates has combined decades of Law Enforcement experience to provide programs and services that are second to none. They do not believe in simply following some established set of standards, but rather strive to set the standards for others to meet.

The team of professionals at Dennis Root & Associates provide expert consulting and professional investigations and are committed to finding and supporting the truth, in the pursuit of justice. Their consulting services include:

Professional Investigations:
  • Criminal Defense Investigations - J.A.C. Approved Vendor, C.J.A. Approved Vendor, State & Federal Courts
  • Civil Case Investigations - Corporate Investigations, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation
  • Domestic Investigations - Child Custody, Infidelity, Divorce
  • Background Investigations - Pre-Employment, Dating & Pre-Marital, Professional Partnerships
Training:
  • Investigation Programs - Interviews and Interrogations, Crime Scene Photography, Force Investigations, Homicide Investigations
  • Instructor Programs - Use of Force, Impact Weapon, O.C. Aerosol Spray, Excited Delirium, Control Points
  • Firearms Programs - Handgun Fundamentals, Intermediate Handgun Skills, Advanced Handgun Skills, Tactical Handgun, Shotgun Fundamentals, Tactical Shotgun
  • Personal Safety Programs - Workplace Violence, Threat Assessment and Response, Personal Safety for Women, Concealed Carry Considerations

Police Practices / Use of Force Expert Witness

Dennis Root Law Enforcement Expert PhotoDennis Root is a renowned Law Enforcement Trainer and nationally recognized Police Practices and Procedures Expert. He regularly provides force related training for both law enforcement personnel and private individuals. He has trained countless law enforcement professionals throughout the State of Florida and across the United States.

Mr. Root's primary focus is the Use of Force by law enforcement and for self-defense. His area of expertise has him working force cases across the United States and he has appeared on CNN, HLN, and many national and local news media programs. He also served as the use of force expert during the well-publicized cases involving George Zimmerman (FL) and Micah LeMaster (WV).

Dennis Root is part of a panel of guests on the Anderson Cooper Show discussing the shooting death of an individual with mental health issues.

Mr. Root has a law enforcement career that spans more than 27 years. His full-time law enforcement service began with the City of Riviera Beach in 1989 and continued until he resigned from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in 2011.

During his law enforcement career, Mr. Root's duty assignments have included Road Patrol, Traffic, Detective, Training, Canine, Internal Affairs, and Program Commander of the Sanctions Enforcement Unit of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office JOTC. He also served as the use of force specialist for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dr. Philip P. Hayden, EdD
11602 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Spotslyvania VA 22551
USA
phone: 540-972-7658
fax: (540) 972-7659
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Philip HaydenDr. Philip Hayden, EdD, retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, provides Investigative Consulting and Training in the areas of Use of Force, Law Enforcement Tactics and Training, and Mental Mindset. Dr. Hayden is currently the co-founder of Concepts & Tactics for Survival, Inc. (CATS), a company dedicated to training for high-risk situations in the law enforcement arena. The training programs at CATS are based on the FBI training programs designed, developed and instituted by Dr. Hayden while assigned at the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. This program, known as The Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival (LETSS), became the cornerstone of the FBI's Street Survival training for police officers worldwide.

Dr. Hayden also has been a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Academy. For more than 15 years he carried out training and instruction for the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival program as a tactical instructor for new agent training. He has written dozens of articles and instruction manuals for the FBI, such as the implementation of the FBI Deadly Force Policy for Federal Violent Crimes Task Forces, How to Conduct High-Risk Arrests, and Safe Apprehension of Dangerous Criminals.

The LETSS survival awareness training program is focused on the three core elements of survival: Mental Preparation, Skill Enhancement and Physical Capability. The course has received public acclaim for saving the lives of officers involved in a critical incident. The recognition has been documented in both the domestic and international law enforcement communities including Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Porto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and the Virgin Islands.

The courses offered by CATS (a mirror program of LETSS) are designed for the individual or team involved in law enforcement, security and personal protection. The blocks of instruction address several topics and include lecture and discussion in the following areas:
  • Arrest Planning
  • Marksmanship
  • Leadership Development
  • Arrest Execution
  • Instinctive Shooting
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Basic Swat
  • Close Quarter Battle
  • Surveillance
  • Advanced SWAT
  • Combat Shooting
  • Counter-Surveillance
  • Executive Protection
  • Observer / Sniper
  • Facility Security
  • Personal Security
  • Risk Assessments
  • Threat Recognition
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    PhD, CMI-V, CFA, CLS
    Martinelli & Associates: Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.
    125 Richter Avenue
    Boerne, TX 78006
    CA,TX USA
    phone: 951-719-1450
    fax: 951-501-2952
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    Dr. Ron Martinelli, is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and a federal/state courts qualified law enforcement and premises liability expert who is also a Certified Medical Investigator (physician's level) accredited by the MO State Medical Association. Dr. Martinelli directs the nation's only Forensic Death Investigations & Independent Review Team and specializes in officer-involved death cases, civilian self-defense shooting cases and premises liability/security cases.

    Dr. Martinelli is a forensic/law enforcement expert to the U.S. Department of Justice, several State Attorney Generals' Offices, numerous major municipalities and nationally prominent private law firms specializing in wrongful death, civil rights and premises liability.

    Dr. Martinelli is the prevailing expert in over 90% of his retained cases. He has saved defendants over $200M and earned plaintiffs over $60 million in jury verdicts and settlements since 2004. He is the media's go-to forensic expert for FOX News, One America News Network, CNN, HLN, Sky News, BBC, NPR, and the History & Discovery Channels. Dr. Martinelli is skilled in crime scene reconstruction, forensics, applied sciences and psycho-medical emergencies. His unique and extensive field experience, combined his academic and scientific credentials, excellent written reports and persuasive testimony, make him a very appealing expert to attorneys and juries alike.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Arrests
    • Search & Seizure
    • Use of Force / Excessive Force - All Levels and Weaponry
    • Officer Involved Shootings(OIS)
    • In-Custody Deaths
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Police Practices, Training & Supervision
    • Adult & Juvenile Corrections
    • Law Enforcement Negligence
    • Civilian Self-Defense, Security, Foreseeable Harm
    • Insurance Cases.
    Officers throughout the United States and perhaps internationally have heard use of force instructors discuss the "21 Foot Rule" during their officer safety, firearms and deadly force training. As both a use of force instructor and practicing forensic police practices expert, I have also trained and testified to this concept myself.

    On a hot July day, fire and police are called to the home of a 55 year old man suffering from heat stroke. Police arrive first and find the man sitting on a bench in his front yard. When the officers approach the man and ask him to give them his cane, he becomes agitated and non-compliant. One officer suddenly grabs the cane away from the man, who screams and suddenly stands up. The man is tased, taken to the ground, beaten and handcuffed. He is transported to the hospital where ER physicians confirm a diagnosis of heat stroke. The man has no criminal history. He sustains numerous moderate injuries which keep him from returning to work for several weeks. The officers and agency are sued and settle out of court.

    4/25/2012 · Law Enforcement
    An officer detains an active parolee gang member for questioning, and during the detention, the suspect suddenly runs. The officer chases the suspect for two blocks, observes the suspect to be grabbing into his shorts pocket.

    On November 5, 2010, Superior Court Judge Hon. Robert Perry sentenced former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle to two years in state prison for the January 1,2009, accidental shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant at the Fruitdale BART station.

    11/3/2011 · Law Enforcement
    San Francisco Police officers respond to a call of an agitated mentally disturbed and disabled man in a wheelchair wielding a knife and vandalizing parked cars on a downtown city street. A group of at least six uniformed and plain clothes officers locate and surround the man who remains seated in his wheelchair. The officers' initial attempts to communicate with the angry, apparently delusional and armed man prove ineffective.

    9/13/2011 · Law Enforcement
    An officer responding to a report of a domestic argument between husband and wife observes the husband walking down the street.

    7/15/2011 · Law Enforcement
    One of the most pressing problems within the law enforcement and use-of-force instructor communities is the reconciliation of force deployments with subject noncompliance and resistance.

    Dr. Ron Martinelli
    A facts-based introduction to the controversial and militant Black Lives Matter political organization and movement written by a nationally renowned forensic criminologist who has been involved in many of the nation's most publicized police-involved death cases. Learn about the movement's founders, ideology, funding sources, surrogates, radical goals and objectives to disenfranchise law enforcement and usurp the rule of democratic law. Several infamous police death cases forensically explained and numerous false narratives of the movement are factually destroyed with explanations of the actual circumstances. This is a powerful, vetted "go to" reference source for researchers, the media, law enforcement and those interested in this radical movement.
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    Harry C. McCann
    6504 S. Central Ave.
    Sea Isle City NJ 08243
    USA
    phone: 215-460-0398
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    Harry C. McCann, MPA, is recognized as an expert in Policy, Procedure, and Training by the Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Northern District of Georgia and has provided consultation services to law firms, police departments, correctional institutions, and municipalities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Georgia, Maryland and Delaware in such areas as the use of force, in custody death claims, special response teams, arrest procedures, Tasers, training and legal issues.

    Background Experience - Throughout his law enforcement career, Mr. McCann has been responsible for the writing and implementation of policy and procedure relating to the Use of Force, Emergency Procedures, Prison Rape Elimination Act, Special Response Team protocols, Staff Training Lesson Plans and Development, Patrol Procedures, and Legal issues. As the prior Director of Law Enforcement / Police Training in Bucks County (PA), the fourth largest county in Pennsylvania, he has been responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementation training programs to approximately 800 police officers representing 42 police departments.

    Litigation Support - With 37 years of law enforcement expertise in the federal, state and county level, Harry McCann offers a unique perspective of knowledge and expertise in all facets of training, policy, procedure, and case review. He has provided either expert testimony or reports to clients in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Georgia, Maryland and Delaware.

    Mr. McCann has continually demonstrated his ability to evaluate the issues and present himself in a clear, concise, thorough, and professional manner. His preparation has been acknowledged among his peers and has been honed by 35 years of college teaching and staff development instruction. He offers guidance and expert reports in matters dealing with:
    • Correctional / Police Practices and Procedures
    • Police, Correctional, Court Document Interpretation
    • Use of Force
    • Training Issues and Standards
    • DUI Checkpoint Operations
    • Wrongful Imprisonment and False Arrest
    • Emergency Procedures
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    Richard P. Lichten, CLS, (Lt. Ret.)
    Police & Jail Procedures
    24355 Creekside Road
    #801884
    Santa Clarita CA 91380
    USA
    phone: 661-406-7258
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    Richard Lichten Police Policy Procedure Expert PhotoRichard P. Lichten, CLS, (Lt. Ret.), has over 30 years of experience within Law Enforcement. He has expertise in Administrative, Tactical, and Policy and Procedural Areas of Law Enforcement and specializes in many areas of Police and Jail Procedures, including the Use of Force (lethal and less lethal), use of the TASER, and jail suicide and jail medical cases, just to name a few. Mr. Lichten continues to seek out and attend training to further his expertise. In April 2017, the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) certified Mr. Lichten as an Arrest-Related and In-Custody Death Investigative Specialist.

    Mr. Lichten has commanded responses to over 100 large jail riots involving up to 2,000 inmates and led many forced cell removals. He has lectured in other states on the handling of jail riots and forced cell removals. He has expertise in jail medical care policies and procedures as well as expertise in jail suicide prevention. Mr. Lichten lectures to investigator groups and attorney groups on use of force issues. He has conducted investigations in over 2,000 use of force cases (in patrol and jails), and conducted over 1,000 personnel / citizen/ inmate complaint investigations in both patrol and jails.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Lichten has provided expert testimony in Federal and Superior Courts in a number of states. He has consulted on officer involved shooting cases, use of force cases, and other patrol and jail procedure civil litigation cases for both defense and plaintiff counsel. His services include case review an consultation and officer agency actions in regards to policy and procedures of generally accepted practices.

    Primary Areas of Expertise:
    • Use of Force in Patrol and in Jails
    • De-escalation Techniques
    • Incidents involving the Mentally Ill
    • Vehicle and Foot Pursuits
    • Emergency Code 3 Driving
  • Handcuffing Injuries
  • Officer-involved Shootings
  • General Patrol Tactics and Police Practices
  • Use of TASER and Pepper Spray
  • Citizen v. Citizen Self-defense Cases
  • Jail Areas of Expertise:
    • Jail / Prison Suicide
    • Jail Medical Care
    • Inmate Culture
    • Jail-made Weapons (Shanks)
  • Jail Food Service
  • Inmate Safety Checks
  • Possession of Narcotics
  • Inmate Housing
  • Medical care in a jail setting is a very specific and unique situation not faced elsewhere because both the correctional staff (guards, deputies, officers, etc.) and the jail medical staff have duties and responsibilities that by the nature of the in-custody setting overlap.

    For some time now, the news media has inundated the public with stories of prison underfunding, poor prison health care, and the possibility of California releasing thousands of prison inmates to ease overcrowding. Additionally, two major prison riots were reported. One riot was in California and one in Kentucky. Numerous prisoners were injured and millions of dollars in damage was done during both riots. The news reported that prison overcrowding was to blame in each case.

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    Roy G. Taylor
    9650 Strickland Rd., Suite 103-176
    Raleigh NC 27615
    USA
    phone: 919-697-1995
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    Roy G. Taylor is a Professional Law Enforcement Manager with over 35 years of experience in a wide-range of federal, state, local, and private criminal justice positions. He delivers comprehensive and intelligent Law Enforcement and Security Services to federal, state, and local governments, and is authorized to work on private or government properties including parks, any government owned buildings, land, public housing communities, hospitals, schools, or similar areas.

    Mr. Taylor's experience and expertise includes use of force and firearms instruction; recruiting, selection and assignment; employee supervision, evaluation and retention; curriculum development; policies and procedures design and implementation; canine utilization; budgeting; public relations; and emergency management.

    Current Positions:
    • Chief of Police Blue Ridge Public Safety (2014)
    • President/CEO Signal 88 Security of Charlotte (2012)
    • President/CEO Capitol Special Patrol (2012)
    • Chief of Police Capitol Special Police (2002)
    • LT. Colonel – Provost Marshal, Army National Guard (2000)
    • Antiterrorism / Emergency Management Branch Chief DoD (2007)
    • Provost Marshal Joint Civil Support Task Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2014)
    Specific Services:
    • Mobile Patrol
    • Stationary Guard
    • Alarm Response
    • Residential and Commercial Business Checks
    • ATM / Bank Escorts
    • VIP / Management Escorts
    • Investigations
    • Arrest of Violators
  • Hostile Employee Terminations
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Site Security Assessments
  • Crime Prevention Seminars
  • Anti-Terrorism Instruction
  • Community Policing Programs
  • In-Service Law Enforcement Training
  • Public Relations
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    Emanuel Kapelsohn, JD
    President
    1771 Creekview Dr.
    Fogelsville PA 18051
    Usa
    phone: 484-504-1345 or (c) 610-360-7053
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    Emanuel Kapelsohn is an internationally recognized Firearms Training and Use of Force consultant who has instructed thousands of police and security officers, federal agents and others throughout the U.S. and abroad since 1980. He currently serves as a consultant to
    • Manufacturers of Firearms and related products regarding design, human factors, safety and training issues; product literature including warnings and owner's manuals; development of user, instructor and armorer training programs, materials and training aids; marketing issues; and risk management
    • Cities, States, and Governmental Entities regarding development, review and implementation of use of force policies, law enforcement training programs and issues, response to critical incidents, and risk management
    • Law Enforcement and Security Agencies regarding selection of firearms and related equipment; design and implementation of training programs; safety surveys and safety protocols; qualification standards; development and review of written departmental firearms and use of force policies; and evaluation of specific use of force incidents and firearms accidents
    A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, he is a practicing attorney in addition to his consulting work. A vice president of the Internat’l Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Mr. Kapelsohn is a certified in force science and shooting scene reconstruction, and as an instructor in numerous law enforcement disciplines. He is a featured presenter at national and international instructor conferences.

    Mr. Kapelsohn has authored over 130 published articles, is Associate Editor of "Standards & Practices Guide for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors," and principal author of "Firearms Training Standards for Law Enforcement Personnel," and "Guidelines for Simulation Training Safety."

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    Emanuel Kapelsohn (Principal Author)
    This manual is designed to address and hopefully reduce, the tragic incidents of officer deaths in recent years which have occurred in role-playing and force-on-force training exercises. These are the most authoritative source of guidance available on simulation training safety.
    Emanuel Kapelsohn
    A guide to help every Police Agency set up and maintain a firearms program with suggestions on training and standards officers should be able to obtain.
    Emanuel Kapelsohn (Assoc. Ed.)
    This book is a must for any firearms program. As an outline of relevant knowledge for law enforcement firearms instructors, this Reference Guide is more than just a glossary of terms; besides a guide to nomenclature, it is an index to professional standards and practices, whose dissemination is at the heart of IALEFI's mission. It has three complementary functions, combining features of a glossary or dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a handbook.
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    Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC
    President
    Post Office Box 5909
    Kent WA 98064-5909
    United States of America
    phone: (253) 852-7000
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    TRIDENT INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE, INC., founded in 1991, provides Professional Investigative, Detection Canine, and Security Consulting Services for law firm, insurance company, and corporate clients offering the following services:

    Threat and Vulnerability Assessments:
    • Physical Security Consulting
    • Executive and Personal Protection
    • Targeted Violence Risk Management, High-Risk Employee Terminations, Stalking Investigations
    • Pre and Post-Employment Screening, Background Research, Protective Intelligence, and Asset Recovery
    • Intellectual Property, Corporate, and Legal Investigations
    • Covert Photographic and Video Surveillance
    • Technical Security and Countermeasures
    • Contraband Detection Utilizing Canines
    • Handgun, Shotgun, Patrol Carbine, Scoped Rifle, TASER, Restraint, and Less-lethal Instructor
    Founder, Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC is a Forensic Security Management Expert Witness with over 38 years of experience in Military and Civil Law Enforcement, Corporate and Private Investigation professions. He has conducted investigative, security risk and threat assessment services throughout North America, to include Alaska and Canada, as well as, several countries in Central and South America for individuals and corporations in residences, educational settings, on corporate campuses, and large venue events.

    Since 1991, Mr. Canaan has served as President of Trident Investigative Service, Inc. He is a former Washington Certified Police Officer and Narcotics Detector Dog Handler.

    Mr. Canaan is certified instructor in related disciplines and maintain active membership in numerous professional associations. BA in Criminal Justice.

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