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Use of Force Expert Witness

Use of Force Expert Witness

Use of Force Expert Robert Coventry, CPP is "Board Certified" in security management and has been a Certified Protection Professional since 1999.   He is one of only 9,000 Security Professionals with the CPP Credential.  Mr. Coventry is a licensed Qualified Manager in California, licensed as a Security & Investigative Manager in Florida and licensed as a Security Manager in Arizona and Oregon. He has run the day to day operations of a multinational Security & Investigative Firm since 1987. He has nationwide and international security consultant experience in Durban South Africa prior to the World Cup, and numerous times in Mexico, he has consulted in France, United Kingdom, Canada, and the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Coventry sits on multiple Advisory Board's: California State University, Fullerton’s Certificate program in Private Investigation and Security, Grossmont College Adult Corrections Academy and California Career College’s Security & Homeland Security Certificate Program. He also runs a California Firearms Training Academy (TFF1279).

He is a Court Qualified` Expert in Use of Force, Negligent Hiring and Retention, Training and Security Guard Management.  He has testified in Federal cases and in numerous cases in California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Francisco, San Diego and Imperial Counties, Arizona (Maricopa County) and Florida (Orange County) he also has consulted with Attorneys nationwide giving an opinion on Use of Force, Deadly Force and Security Guard Management, Negligent Hiring and Negligent Retention, Training of security guard in numerous cases. 

Mr. Coventry has trained more than 1,800 security officers, military and law enforcement personnel in the use of force, force continuum and the escalation and de-escalation of force. He has also trained hundreds of security supervisors in security guard management, officer safety use of force and incident reporting. He consults with many security companies around the nation keeping then in compliance with training and refresher training requirements.
Expertise includes:

Use of Force Excessive Force / Deadly Force
Mall Security Workplace Violence
Bar / Lounge / Nightclub Security Negligent Retention and Supervision
Hospital Security Negligent Hiring
Special Event Security Citizens Arrest (Private Party Arrest)
Labor (Strike) Security Security Training / Recurring Training
Security Patrol Procedures Security Assessments
Use of Force Continuum Proprietary Guard Cards
Appropriate Level of Force Public Venue Security