SECURITY + POLICE CONSULTING      702.994.7337

Expert Witness - Litigation

Mr. Burns is a law enforcement and security expert handling both plaintiff and defense cases in premises security liability and intentional tort (shoplifting, detention/false arrest and  use of force).

Forensic Security Services

Forensic security services involve an incident or litigation investigation to include evidence retention, witness interviewing and assessment, photography and video documentation, historical research and notice issues.

Law enforcement consulting

Use of Force, Lethal and Less Lethal Force / Weaponry, Police Policies and Procedures, Traffic and Accident Management, Arrest & Control Tactics
Security & Police Consultant

Qualifications

Tommy Burns, a retired police chief, is a Security & Police Consultant, practicing in Forensic Consulting and expert witness testimony. He was previously a contractor-consultant to the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center (SNCTC) as the Privacy Officer and is a faculty-instructor in Criminal Justice and Security for the University of Phoenix. Mr. Burns previously served as security director for several Hotel-Casino properties in the Las Vegas valley.

  • worked with the executive teams and security staffs to develop strategies, mitigate risk, and provide overall asset protection for the hotel and casino properties
  • responsible for ensuring security compliance with all gaming laws and Minimal Internal Controls (MICs)
  • corporate investigations and vendor due diligence using forensic security techniques
  • assisting in the development and implementation of standardized security procedures
  • formulating a global corporate strategy for Harrah’s Entertainment in risk mitigation and business continuity
  • assisting with the development of Harrah’s Western Division Security Academy, an intensive 40-hour basic security course in Laws of Arrest & Liability Issues, Report Writing, Handcuffing, Tactical Communications, Use of Force Issues, and Emergency Response

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

PREVENTATIVE

Crime Prevention
Use of Informants
Hiring, Supervision & Retention of Personnel

RESPONSE METHODS

Use of Force
Lethal and less Lethal Force/Weaponry

TRAINING

Evidence Collection & Preservation
Covert & Non-Covert Investigations
Training Standards

ARE YOU IN NEED OF AN EXPERT WITNESS?

Mr. Burns is a law enforcement and security expert handling both plaintiff and defense cases in premises security liability and intentional tort (shoplifting, detention/false arrest and  use of force). He is also experienced in cases involving robbery, rape, homicide, wrongful death, assault and battery, excessive force, and inadequate security due to training, supervision, hiring and retention.