Chris E. McGoey is an internationally known author, trainer, speaker, private investigator, and 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 agencies, and the police on how to develop a security plan to reduce the crime risk. Mr. McGoey also consults with the media, attorneys, and testifies as a security expert witness in various jurisdictions.

Security Consulting Services

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, some of which he perfected while developing the 7-Eleven Robbery and Loss Prevention programs throughout the United States.

Expert Witness Services

Chris McGoey is a highly-acclaimed security expert witness. 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 worked for both Plaintiff and Defense firms as a consultant or expert witness at a ratio of 45/55%.

Environments Serviced

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.

Criminal Activity Solutions

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.


Mr. McGoey has 46 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 for many internationally known corporations. He has thousands of hours of hands-on experience working with commercial properties such as nightclubs, retail stores, shopping centers, convenience store chains, fast-food outlets, and apartment properties. He has earned a solid reputation for conceiving solutions that are practical, reasonable, and effective because of having been there and knowing that security programs must interface with the asset protected. He has assisted in developing crime prevention legislation and has received awards for his service to his profession.

Mr. McGoey has an A.A. degree in Police Science, a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and has completed twelve-units towards an M.S. degree in the same major.

He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of crime foreseeability, crime prevention, retail security, and premises liability and has consulted with or appeared on many radio and television shows including Good Morning America, 60-Minutes, Dateline, the View, CSI, Dr. Phil Show, 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.

He has authored over 90 articles, 14 Crime School personal safety videos, Crime School Podcast, 21 book chapters, and has published 2 books entitled, Security: Adequate...or Not? and Security Expert's Guide to Premises Liability Litigation.

He is presently writing two more how to books with topics on Apartment Security and Nightclub Security, which are expected to be available on this website when published.

Professional Licenses & Certifications

Mr. McGoey is the only security consultant with 19 certifications

Honors & Awards

Professional Memberships

A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request