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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 40 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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Emanuel Kapelsohn, JD
President
1636 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., #320
Allentown PA 18104
USA
phone: 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."View Emanuel Kapelsohn's Expert Witness Profile.

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.
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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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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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    James Gannalo
    President
    P.O.Box 367
    Brooklyn NY 11228
    USA
    phone: 718-236-7616
    fax: 718-621-4734
    James Gannalo is a former NYPD Detective and Forensic Consultant with twenty-three years experience in Firearms Identification. He has assisted attorneys and law enforcement agencies with hundreds of firearms related criminal and civil casework in addition to training dozens of individuals in firearms operability and microscopic analysis of ballistics evidence. He has testified as an expert witness in six hundred trials since 1989.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Firearms Operability Examination
  • Microscopic Analysis of Ballistic Evidence
  • Shooting Incident Reconstruction
  • Laser Trajectory Analysis of Bullet Paths
  • Gunshot Residue Distance Determination
  • Operability and Microscopic Report Review and Evaluation
  • Trial Preparation and Presentation
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Witness Interviews and Witness Statement Evaluation
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    Riki Ellison
    Founder & Chairman
    515 King Street Suite 320
    Alexandria VA 22314
    USA
    phone: 703-299-0060
    fax: 703-299-0132
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    Riki Ellison, one of the top Missile Defense Experts in the World, is Founder and Chairman of MDAA. He received his degree from the University of Southern California, including a Certificate in Defense and Strategic Studies. Mr. Ellison has more than twenty five years of experience as an advocate for the Deployment and Development of a Missile Defense System for missiles of all ranges. He has become an expert on the issue and is the Premier Spokesperson on the Nation’s Missile Defense Program.

    Mr. Ellison was hired by the United Missile Defense Company in 1997, and was responsible for marketing and the business development for the lead systems integrator of the National Missile Defense System which was a requirement of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

    During the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, in 2001, Ellison founded and developed the business strategy that would later become Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in conjunction with the United States withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty and the decision by the President of the United States to deploy missile defense systems.

    Mr. Ellison is a former NFL Football Player and three-time Super Bowl Champion who is a seasoned Public Speaker on the topics of Missile Defense, Defense, Football and Motivation.

    Today's missile, rocket, and mortar threats to our armed forces deployed throughout the middle East are severe and growing.

    Missile Defense defends and protects our nation, our deployed military forces and our allies against current and future proliferating missile threats from hostile countries and entities.

    2/11/2011 · Security
    The number one priority for ballistic missile defense as stated and outlined clearly by President Barack Obama is the defense of the United States homeland.

    The United States Navy is the strongest proponent for the global missile defense mission amongst the branches of the U.S. military. Out of the Navy's core missions only the attack air strike and strategic nuclear capability does not involve missile defense.

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    James E. Shaw, PhD
    6709 La Tijera Blvd., Ste 121
    Los Angeles CA 90045
    USA
    phone: 310-678-6950
    fax: 866-590-1067
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    James E. Shaw, PhD, is a Gang and Child Abuse Expert with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Shaw is a former Public School Law Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and a former Director of Child Welfare for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.

    Federal Appointment: Dr. Shaw is currently on the Faculty of the United States Courts Office of Defender Services Training Branch.

    Superior Court Appointment: Since 2003, Dr. Shaw has been, and is, a member of the Panel of Experts of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and works in Superior Courts nationwide, as a Gang expert.

    Professional School Appointment: Dr. Shaw is on the Faculty of the California Southern University and teaches doctoral candidates (Psy.D.) in the university’s Behavioral Sciences Department.

    Author / Speaker - Dr. Shaw is the author of the media-praised book, Jack and Jill, Why They Kill, based on his four year in-person/in-prison research on 103 girls and boys incarcerated for murder and homicide. Referred to on CNN as "the smart answer for today's troubled times," his book is used in universities and police academies nationwide. Dr. Shaw's forthcoming book is entitled GANGrene: Youth Terrorism USA .

    A member of the professional speaker circuit, Dr. Shaw has worked with the Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau since 2002. Dr. Shaw is also a frequent guest on NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. He was an invited keynote speaker at the Columbine High School memorial ceremony in honor of the slain victims.

    Megyn Kelly Interview on FOX News Re Newtown, CT School Shooting


    Litigation Support - Dr. Shaw is a Gang Expert available to the Prosecution and Defense Bars. He specializes in helping attorneys attain their client-objectives, as (a) member of the Criminal defense team that ensures clients' Constitutional rights to a fair trial; and (b) a member of plaintiff or defendant teams in Civil cases where clients are seeking the attainment of objectives at settlement or trial.

    Dr. Shaw provides written reports, trial consulting, jail visitation / interviewing, opinions, and testimony for lawyers and clients. He has a Civil practice and provides reports, opinions, depositions, and trial testimony in cases comprising School Violence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Child Abuse Mandated Reporting Requirements.

    Specialties:
    • Child Abuse Reporting Errors
    • Gang Culture
    • Gang Behavior
    • Street Terrorism
    • Enforcement and Prevention Act
    • RICO Testimony
  • DOJ / FBI Gang Profiling
  • School Safety
  • Youth Violence
  • Jail / Prison Violence
  • Drugs
  • CalGangs Database
  • It is a brand-new school year: 2011-2012. If there is any school superintendent in the nation who currently operates without formalized school safety plans in place (quite apart from the noticeable but ignored "thou-shalt-nots" festooned on campus walls, doors and fences), s/he needs to regard-as a wake-up scream-the thunderous allegations of negligence, child endangerment, foreseen traumatic event, breach of duty of care, sexual molestation, dereliction of duty, and reckless disregard hurled by a passing parade of aggrieved and angry parents, as they will set the pace nationwide in the filing of future lawsuits over the on-campus dangers and subsequent injuries and traumas, of various kinds and degrees, to their children.

    9/27/2016 · Security
    On June 14, 2013, the nation paused to pray and remember the unspeakably horrific shooting, a massacre that claimed 26 lives, on December 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown Connecticut. The cruel irony, as legions of the country's experts, myself included, continue to engage in differential diagnoses and soul-searching for answers as to who and what went wrong, is that Sandy Hook Elementary School probably could not have done anything more, different or better, to protect its students. Short of constructing a walled-in campus inside of which students would receive provisions and other necessities from the outside.

    7/25/2007 · Expert Witnessing
    Three friends of mine, all working expert witnesses, called me to recount their experiences with private investigators who interviewed them for prospective cases. One complained that the private investigator "asked me if I could stand up to a Daubert Hearing

    The unspeakable happened at Virginia Tech University, on April 16, 2007, reminding us all that murder at school has "graduated" from the campuses of high school to the hallowed halls of university. Thirty-two students went to school to get educated and, instead, got executed

    7/25/2007 · Child Welfare
    One wintry afternoon, a San Francisco-area attorney called me to ask if she could enlist my expertise for an assault and personal injury case involving a large high school where her teen-aged client had been viciously brutalized

    7/25/2006 · Expert Witnessing
    Late one night, my telephone rang, and on the other end was a high-profile criminal defense attorney with whom I have worked on gang cases and other kinds of juvenile justice proceedings. He said he had to meet me for lunch the following day

    James E. Shaw. PhD
    Dr. James E. Shaw, "the only researcher allowed inside some of the country's state youth prisons to conduct four-year interviews of children who killed,” brings, based on his professional case files, this novel featuring teenage Candela McQueen. Candela gets her life back together in state youth prison and emerges as an adult parolee to become lead singer of the hip-hop group JEZEBEL, and an international mega-celebrity. Her fan base, the "Great Dame Fan Club," is enormous. Diva Candela McQueen's thrilling and powerful story is an odyssey from love, trust, lust, money and betrayal, to forgiveness and redemption, as she overcomes one obstacle after another and keeps her eyes on the prize, winning against the odds.
    James E. Shaw, PhD
    A groundbreaking book by the leading authority in the field of adolescent violence, written for parents and educators.
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    Daniel G. O'Kelly
    PO Box 338
    Lake Dallas TX 75065
    USA
    phone: 813-422-4674
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    International Firearm Specialist Academy (IFSA) is a guild of award winning experts, former Federal Agents, Investigators, Police Officers, Medical Doctors, and an Attorney, in the Firearm and Forensics field. IFSA is the first and only company to offer a simplified step-by-step program that takes clients from present knowledge-level to a safe, accurate, and competent Certified Firearm Specialist.

    Online Training Courses:
    • Gun Purchases & ATF Compliance
    • Firearm Safety and Clearing
    • Firearm Classification
    • Firearm Nomenclature
    • Firearm Markings
    • Firearm Mechanical Operation
    • Firearm Cycle of Operation
  • Ammunition
  • Firearm Curios and Relics
  • Machine Guns and Clandestine Conversions
  • Short-barreled Shotgun / Rifles
  • Destructive Devices
  • Silencers
  • Any Other Weapon
  • Principal, Daniel G. O'Kelly, has over 40 years of experience as a range instructor, a builder, and collector of Firearms and Ammunition.

    Background Experience -Mr. O'Kelly served for 11 years as a Police Officer and for 23 years as a Special Agent for the Bureau of ATF where he was Lead Instructor of Firearm Technology at the ATF National Academy. Since his retirement from the ATF, he has served as a Senior Corporate Manager for the largest retailer of firearms in the world, co-developing a firearm technology and ATF compliance training program for that company, and is presently the Director of IFSA.

    An Armorer for thirteen gun companies, including Beretta, Colt, DS Arms, FN, Glock, H&K, Kimber, Remington, Ruger, SIG, S&W, and Springfield Armory, Mr. O'Kelly has toured and done research at numerous firearm and ammunition factories and firearm reference collections across the U.S., Europe, and Africa. He regularly presents seminars worldwide to thousands of law enforcement personnel and licensed dealers, manufacturers, importers, and collectors nationwide, on firearm enforcement, ID & technology, and ammunition to law enforcement and the firearm industry.

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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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    Bruce O. Treadway
    President
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    IL USA
    phone: 815-308-5532
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    Caring Transitions® is a team of highly trained and experienced Estate Professionals with an interdisciplinary approach to these special projects. They have assisted hundreds of families in conducting estate sales and have coordinated, managed, and documented hundreds of charitable donations. Clients include tax attorneys, certified public accountants, financial planning professionals, individuals (estates, insurance, family division, charitable contribution, claims and litigation).

    Caring Transitions' unique contributions include the following:
    • Nationally Accredited Appraisers of Personal Property
    • Professional Decorators - Every weekend, for over 9 years, our customers repeatedly compliment us on the beauty of our setups
    • Professional Organizers skilled in Decluttering and Sorting
    • Project Managers with years of experience helping families with their projects
    Appraisal Specialties:
    • Fine Art / Paintings and Sculptures
    • Furnishings
    • Jewelry
    • Coins
  • Weapons
  • Americana
  • Porcelain
  • Whole House Appraisals
  • Bruce Treadway Estate Liquidation Expert PhotoBruce O. Treadway, founding member of Caring Transitions®, specializes in both Public, Private, and Online Estate Liquidation services and Personal Property Appraisal. As an Accredited Appraiser With over 25 years of experience, he stays abreast of the trends in collectibles and antiques.

    With a family history filled with fine furnishings and collectibles, Mr. Treadway began conducting estate sales in 1995. In December, 2006, he founded the first Caring Transitions office in Woodstock, IL. During subsequent years, he opened offices in Barrington and Northbrook, IL as well.

    Before opening Caring Transitions in 2006, Mr. Treadway served in corporate management for Fortune 100 manufacturers of medical devices, precision electronics, and other products. Prior to this, he taught numerous information technology and business management courses at the Minnesota School of Business and Globe College.

    A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Treadway has served in numerous operations and project management roles. His formal education for the appraisal of Personal Property was provided by the College for Appraisers in Cypress, CA in addition to a variety of courses offered by the International Society of Appraisers.

    North Shore Office
    5 Revere Drive, Suite #200
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Telephone: 847-278-0434
    NW Suburbs Office
    18 E. Dundee Rd., Building 5, Suite #300
    Barrington, IL 60010
    Telephone: 815-308-5532


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    John A. Hoschette, BSEE, MSEE
    WA, CA, TX, OH, VA, MD, DC, FL, WI, MN USA
    phone: 715-222-7883
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    With specialized knowledge in the field of Engineering, John Hoschette is an experienced Career Development Coach, Trainer, and Professional Key Note Speaker. Mr. Hoschette's past position at Lockheed Martin and current position as Principal Systems Architect (Research & Development) at Smiths Medical have allowed him an acute understanding of all aspects of an engineering career. Overseeing the operations of nearly 5,000 engineers in Sunnyvale California, along with his experience working with companies such as Alliant Tech, Honeywell, Loral and Northrop Corporations, have given him exposure to the engineering methods of many organizations nationwide.

    John Hoschette is an IEEE senior member, author, career coach and adjunct professor. His career articles have appeared in Today’s Engineer and Spectrum Magazine. His company, Career Development Coaches, offers Career Resources for Engineers, Engineering Managers, and Human Resources Personnel. Whether a recent graduate, mid-career, or looking-ahead to retirement, Career Development Coaches offers proven, common-sense advice for navigating all stages of an Engineering career.

    Services Offered:
    • Develop Successful Career Plans
    • University to Industry Transitions
    • Improve Job Performance
    • Navigate Difficult Workplace Environments
    • Compensation Negotiations
    • Career Setback or Job Loss Recovery
    • Finance Management
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    12/1/2011 · Engineering
    With the wealth of knowledge available at the click of a mouse, the Internet is a wonderful tool that can really help accelerate your career. But have you ever stopped to consider what information about you might be available to others on the Internet?

    10/31/2011 · Engineering
    Do you feel underpaid and deserving of a higher salary? Are you thinking about asking for a raise, but unsure how to go about it? Do you cringe at the thought of approaching your boss?

    John A. Hoschette
    The complete, one-stop career resource guide for engineers, engineering managers, and human resources personnel. This book offers proven, commonsense advice for navigating all stages of your engineering career. Packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples.
    John A. Hoschette
    his book is packed with useful tips for excelling in the corporate environment. It is all about the "whens" and "hows" of making a good impression and achieving the greatest impact. This is not a technical book--it focuses more on how to deal with the organization.
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    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis
    Forensic Scientist
    PO Box 116
    Armuchee GA 30105
    USA
    phone: 706-331-9971
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    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis has over 35 years of experience as a Forensic Scientist, specializing in Forensic Ballistics and Firearms Analysis. Mr. Jarvis has extensive experience in crime laboratory accreditation, having served as an accreditation assessor and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), including one year as the Board Chair. Consulting Services - Mr. Jarvis offers Crime Lab Assistance services, providing short term backlog reduction on a contractual basis. Due to his extensive experience with laboratory accreditation, he can also provide interim assessments and independent re-analysis of past casework as part of a corrective action following non-conforming testing or when proficiency test results do not meet the expected result. Testing can be performed at his own facility or on-site utilizing client laboratory protocols. Mr. Jarvis has been invited to speak at seminars and training sessions around the country on topics related to forensic science. Mr. Jarvis has an avid interest in the history of forensic science. After conducting exhaustive research into the history and development of forensic science in the state of Georgia, Mr. Jarvis published his first book titled Georgia's Crime Doctor - The Story of Herman Jones and the First 20 Years of the Georgia Crime Laboratory. The book details the life of Dr. Herman Jones and his quest to establish a delivery system for forensic services and improve death investigation in Georgia. View Jay Jarvis' Expert Witness Profile.

    Jay Jarvis
    Georgia’s Crime Doctor is the story of Dr. Herman Jones, the Alabama native who is responsible for establishing the Georgia State Crime Laboratory. Tracing the steps of Jones and his wife June back to Auburn in the 1930’s, this book chronicles the people, places and events which shaped modern day forensic science in the state of Georgia.
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    Steven Howard
    Investigator / Consultant
    209 N. Walnut, Upper Level
    Lansing MI 48933
    USA
    phone: 517-374-9000
    fax: 517-374-9001 or Alt Fax- 517-703-1988
    Steven Howard provides a wide range of Consulting and Expert Witness Services to the legal professional in an ample variety of Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, Blades, Explosive Devices and many other related subjects. His Primary Area of Experience is Gunsmithing and Certified Public Armorer. Mr. Howard has a college degree in Gunsmithing and is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan. He is a former Federal Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and a former Federal Police Officer with the Department of Defense. He has 35 years of Gunsmithing experience and is a Certified Police Armorer.

    Services Include:
  • All Standard Firearms
  • Almost all Machine Guns
  • Silencers
  • Ammunition
  • Testing
  • Shooting Scene Reconstruction
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Spears
  • Knives
  • Explosive Devices
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    Richard Ernest
    Lab Director
    6058 East Lancaster Ave.
    Fort Worth TX 76112
    USA
    phone: 817-228-6526
    Richard Ernest is an award winning Forensic Scientist and Consultant who has over 31 years of Experience in Analytical Criminalistics and Forensic Ballistics. During his career he has worked literally thousands of forensic cases, and testified hundreds of times. Mr. Ernest is one of a very few private forensic ballistics consultants in the United States. He also owns and operates his own independent forensic firearms laboratory. He has worked cases all across the United States. His clients include law enforcement agencies, district attorney's offices, civil and criminal case lawyers, private individuals, journalists, writers, educators and students.

    Mr. Ernest has performed work on such notable cases as the Atlanta Murdered and Missing Children (Georgia vs. Wayne Williams), the Branch Davidian cases from Waco, the Texas Cadets Murder (Texas vs. David Graham and Dianne Zamora), the Miami SWAT case (USA vs. Acuna, et. al. - the Richard Brown case), and the Jayson Williams case (NJ vs. Jayson Williams).

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Firearm Examination and Testing
  • Bullet and Cartridge Case Examinations and Comparisons
  • Ammunition Evaluation and Testing
  • Shooting Scene Reconstructions
  • Shooting Accident Reconstructions
  • Shooting Scene Re-enactments
  • Distance Determinations from Gunshot Wounds and Clothing
  • Gunshot Residue Analysis (GSR) and GSR Consultation
  • Tool Mark Examinations and Comparisons
  • Gun Safety and Design Issues
  • Serial Number Restorations
  • Crime Scene Examinations and Consultations
  • Footwear Identification
  • Tire Track Identification