Scott A. Defoe
As a highly decorated law enforcement professional, I was awarded the Medal of Valor, Police Star, and Purple Heart, along with over one hundred other commendations. I am an accomplished law enforcement professional with over 28 years of experience with:
Expert Witness & Consulting
I have been retained on several hundred police and security/premises liability matters and private investigations throughout the United States and have qualified as an expert in both state and federal court.
As a California Licensed Private Investigator, I have conducted in-depth private investigations as well as provided litigation support in both criminal defense and civil matters.
Expert witness & Consulting Services
Law Enforcement Expert Witness
As a seasoned communicator with experience in complex law enforcement matters, I provide in-depth analysis, thorough review of applicable standards, policies, laws, and training, and submission of Rule 26 reports on the following:
Communication (defusing and de-escalation techniques), active listening skills, planning and consideration of other available options.
Law enforcement agency review of the incident as well as other related incidents to ensure proper investigation, training and discipline.
Ensure all applicable policies, procedures and laws were followed. Review of scope, manner and intensity of the detention and the reasonableness of the arrest, as well as applicable reports, supervisory insight, and approval of the respective reports.
Reasonableness of law enforcement vehicle pursuit to ensure that all respective policies, procedures and laws were followed based on the totality of the circumstances; review of post-pursuit reports and training.
Covert investigations, including Vice Internal Affairs and Narcotics to ensure all respective policies, procedures and laws were followed. Review of logs, reports, criminal history, search warrants and court documents used in the investigation.
Deployment of the K9 for the purposes of a systematic search or a directed deployment. Review K9 contact (bite investigation) to ensure reasonableness of the K9 deployment based on the totality of the circumstances.
SWAT incident analysis to ensure the tactical deployment was reasonable based on the totality of the circumstances to include the use of hostage/crisis negotiations, chemical agent/irritant, less lethal force, lethal force, review command and control as well the tactical plan and execution of the tactical plan.
Private Security, Premises Liability & Foreseeability Expert Witness
I provide consulting and expert witness testimony on private security, premises liability, and foreseeability matters for both the defense and plaintiff on matters including the deployment of security personnel and the use of force by security personnel.
Security training, licensing and certification of the security professionals directly or indirectly involved in the incident.
Security reports completed for the involved incident as well as prior security and incident reports at the involved venue/event.
Security staffing for the venue or event to include professional or college sporting events, concerts, bars and restaurants, motels/hotels, nightclubs, shopping malls, stores and other public venues.
Security procedures and the use of less than lethal or lethal use of force by the security professionals during the event.
Licensed Private Investigator
I conduct in-depth private investigations and litigation support in criminal defense and civil matters in state and federal courts, including the following:
Investigative analysis and a detailed report of the findings.
Workplace violence investigations to include coordination with law enforcement agencies to take appropriate actions, provide professional options for consideration regarding protective orders and security staffing.
Investigation of theft or other crimes that occur at the workplace. Provide options for consideration to include the installation of security technology to deter and prevent criminal activity.
Investigative assistance conducting surveillances for sensitive family matters to include child custody matters with strictly confidential results are provided to client.
Investigation on behalf to the professional athlete or celebrity on sensitive issues with strictly confidential results provided to client or designee.
Private Security Services
I provide executive protection for high-profile celebrities, athletes, and business owners and conduct risk and vulnerability assessments throughout the US for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, sporting arenas, residences, nightclubs, and large-scale shopping malls.
Comprehensive risk and vulnerability assessment to include analysis of crime in surrounding area for residences, businesses or projected developments. Provide options for consideration to include security staffing, technology and implementation of crime fighting strategies.
Armed and unarmed executive protection to executives, celebrities and professional athletes and their loved ones. All protection will be done by current or former highly trained and competent law enforcement officers.
Armed and unarmed executive protection to the residences and business interests of executives, celebrities, and professional athletes.
Areas of Expertise
ACCREDITATIONS & AWARDS
Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University
Master of Public Administration, California State University at Long Beach
Since retirement from law enforcement, I have held several executive positions in private security, such as Director of Security and Vice President of Security that included:
As a highly decorated law enforcement professional, I was awarded the Medal of Valor, Police Star, and Purple Heart, along with over one hundred other commendations.