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.

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 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 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 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 Media Resource

Chris McGoey is frequently interviewed on radio and television shows as a security expert on the subjects of crime foreseeability, crime prevention, retail security, and premises liability:

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 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

Secuity Expert Chris McGoey has earned 20 professional certifications

Honors & Awards

Professional Memberships


A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request