Chris E. McGoey is an internationally known author, trainer, speaker, licensed private investigator, and professional security consultant. He is an expert in the fields of security management, crime and loss prevention, investigations, and premises liability.
He specializes in the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of crime risk on most commercial property types. He consults with business owners and managers, insurance carriers, and the police on how to develop a security plan to reduce the crime risk.
Education, Training, and Experience
Chris McGoey has an Associate of Arts degree in Police Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and twelve-units of graduate studies in a Master of Science program in the same major.
Chris McGoey has 47 years of education and experience and has absorbed thousands of hours of specialized training. Throughout his career, he has developed cost effective security programs for commercial properties of all sizes and activity level for many internationally known corporations.
Security Expert Witness Practical Experience
Chris McGoey has conducted over 7000 security surveys of commercial properties where crime has been a problem and has provided advice on how to reduce the risk. He has performed thousands of crime demographic studies, risk assessments, and investigations.
Mr. McGoey is an expert on the subjects of violence on commercial properties and retail loss prevention. He leveraged experience aquired decades ago while developing corporate security plans for SS Kresge, Neiman-Marcus, and 7-Eleven Stores Robbery and Loss Prevention programs throughout the United States.
Security Expert Witness Testimony Experience
Chris McGoey is a highly-acclaimed security expert witness. In 33 years, he has testified over 400 times at deposition and 80 times at trial.
He testifies as a security expert witness in litigation matters involving allegations of crime foreseeability, inadequate security, premises liability, loss prevention, and in security officer negligence matters involving allegations of negligent hiring, training, supervision, misconduct, false arrest, false imprisonment, racial profiling, and excessive use of force.
He has been retained by both Plaintiff and Defense firms as a consultant or expert witness at a ratio of 45/55%.
Security Expert Witness Hands-On Experience
Chris McGoey has performed thousands of premises security assessments and provided practical solutions for most commercial property types:
Apartments, Condominiums, Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Grocery Stores, Department Stores, Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores, Nightclubs, Bars, Gas Stations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Retail Stores, Banks, ATM machines, Universities, Hospitals, Schools, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Casinos, Sports Stadiums, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Public Parks.
Security Expert Witness Crime Prevention Experience
Chris McGoey has investigated thousands of criminal acts on commercial property and analyzed causal connections:
Homicide, Kidnap, Rape, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Stalking, Carjacking, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Battery, Gang Activity, Drug Activity, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Weapons Screening, Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary, Auto Theft, Auto Burglary, Shoplifting, Grand Theft, Petty theft, Employee Theft, Vandalism, Loitering, Trespassing, Fraud, Identity Theft, Bullying, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Racial Profiling, Excessive Use of Force, and Workplace Violence.
Security Expert Witness Media Resource
Good Morning America, 60-Minutes, Dateline, the View, CSI, Dr. Phil Show, CNN, Geraldo Show, Court TV, WABC, When Seconds Count, EXTRA, Inside Edition, the BBC, Talk Radio Europe, China Radio International, and a special investigative report on ABC News 20/20.
Chris McGoey is frequently quoted in print media:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Examiner, Dallas Moning News, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Money Magazine, Shopping Centers Today, Convenience Store News, Security Management.
Security Expert Witness Author and Publisher
Chris McGoey has written two books about Premises Liability Litigation entitled:
Chris McGoey has authored over 100 articles, 14 Crime School personal safety videos, Crime School Podcast, and 21 chapters in books written by others.
Chris McGoey is presently developing more how to books with topics on Apartment Security and Nightclub Security and Convenience Store Security, which are expected to be available on this website when published.
Professional Licenses & Certifications
- Licensed Private Investigator (PI-11319 - California)
- Licensed Proprietary Private Security Employer (PSE-228)
- Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
- Certified Security Professional (CSP)
- Certified International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS)
- Certified Professional Investigator (CPI)
- Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
- Certified Private Security Officer Instructor (P-00036)
- Certified Defensive Tactics System Instructor (5231225)
- Certified Instructor - Expandable Baton Defense (100802)
- Certified Instructor - Handcuffing Tactics (222003)
- Certified Instructor - OC Pepper Spray Defense (188003)
- Certified Instructor - Crime Free Business Program
- Certified Instructor - Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
- Certified Instructor - Crime Free Hotel-Motel Program
- Certified Instructor - Crime Free Mini-Storage Program
- Certified Instructor - Crime Free Mobile Housing Program
- Certified Instructor - Crime Prevention CPTED - (POST)
- Certified Trusted Traveler U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
- Certified Gunshot & Stabbing Wound Life-Saver Trainer
- Certified Life Support for Healthcare Providers, (CPR & AED)
- Certified Universal First Aid
Secuity Expert Witness Chris McGoey has earned 20 professional certifications
Honors & Awards
- Distinguished Achievement Award: Nominee for an honor bestowed on those individuals who have over an extended period of time contributed an extraordinary amount of time and effort to the California Association of Licensed Investigators and to the betterment of the professions in the investigation or security industries in general (2015).
- Domain Hall of Fame: CrimeDoctor.com website received a Gold Certified ranking for having more consistent visitor traffic than 99% of similar content websites (2013).
- Top Security Guard Training Website: CrimeDoctor.com voted #2 - Top 50 Security Guard Training Websites of the world (2012).
- Lifetime CAM Certification: Awarded lifetime Emeritus status as a Certified Apartment Manager by the National Apartment Association (2011).
- Lifetime Honorary Member: First active member to receive this award from the International Crime Free Association (2011).
- Lifetime Achievement Award: For Support, Dedication, and Achievement in Crime Prevention presented by the International Crime Free Association (2010).
- Advisor to Executive Board: Appointed by the Executive Board of Directors of the International Crime Free Association (2010).
- Community Service Award: In recognition for your assistance and support to law enforcement agencies in Orange County, California (2009).
- Directors Award: In recognition for contribution and support of crime prevention and the commitment to safer communities by the California Crime Prevention Officers' Association, Region-Five (2009).
- ASIS International Professional Certification Board: In recognition of twenty-five years of dedication to professional excellence as a CPP Certified Protection Professional (2008).
- Quarter Century Club: Elite status awarded by ASIS International for dedication, commitment, and loyalty to the security association for twenty-five years (2008).
- Certificate of Appreciation: Honored by the ASIS International in recognition of significant contribution to the aims and objectives of the society (2008).
- Directors Award: Presented in recognition for contribution and support of crime prevention and the commitment to safer communities by the California Crime Prevention Officers Association, (2007).
- Certificate of Appreciation: Honored by the California Crime Prevention Officer's Association as the featured crime prevention trainer at the 32nd Annual Training Conference, (2006).
- Directors Special Service Award: Honored by the International Crime Free Association for continuing educational contributions to crime prevention and for website development, (2006).
- Silver Award: Honored by the American Association of Webmasters for recognition in design, style, creativity, and content of the Crime Doctor Website (2005).
- Golden Web Award: Selected by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers as one of the best websites for design and content on the internet, (2003-2004).
- Exemplary Service Award: Honored by the International Crime Free Association at the Fifth Annual International conference in Savannah, (2002).
- ATM Security Judge: Selected as one-of-three global judges to select winning entries in the first international ATM Industry Association crime prevention awards, (2002).
- Directors Award: Presented for valued contribution to the California Association of Licensed Investigators - CALI, (2002).
- Honorary Charter Membership: Special status awarded for on-going educational contributions by the Board of Directors of the International Crime Free Association, (2002).
- ASIS Honor, Honored by the American Society for Industrial Security by publishing my CPP Member Profile on their website and newsletter, (2000).
- Top Web Site Award: presented by Mr. Landlord for the Crime Doctor® web site that was voted one of the top websites in the United States for rental property owners, (1999).
- Distinguished Contributor Award: presented by the American Society for Industrial Security, (1998).
- Library of Congress: Mr. McGoey's book, Security Adequate or Not? The Complete Guide to Premises Liability Litigation was reviewed and two copies accepted to the U.S. Library of Congress law library reading room, Washington DC (1990).
- President's Award for District Governor of the Year, presented by the California Association of Licensed Investigators - CALI, (1987-1988).
- Governors Award for Significant Contribution to Crime Prevention, presented by Governor Robert List, State of Nevada, (1980).
- ASIS International - American Society for Industrial Security
- International Crime Free Association - Lifetime Membership
- International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
- California Association of Licensed Investigators
- California Crime Prevention Officers Association
- Crime Prevention Coalition of America
- California Robbery Investigators Association
- Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Association
- Retail Special Agents Association
- National Bar & Restaurant Association
- National Apartment Association
- California Apartment Association
- Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire
- American Society for Training & Development
- National Association of Internet Broadcasters
A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request
- Biography of Chris E. McGoey
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- Speaking Engagements
- Media Contacts
- Premises Liability Book written by Mr. McGoey
- Crime Doctor home page
- Crime School Podcast