Chris E. McGoey is an internationally known security expert who is often asked to speak to groups on the subjects of crime prevention, loss prevention, business security, premises liability, and personal safety. Mr. McGoey often conducts training seminars for private companies, trade associations, law enforcement, and for the legal profession. He is available to the media as a technical expert in support of investigative news stories and special reports.

He is an expert in the fields of security and loss prevention and is a qualified speaker, educator, and certified trainer. He has conducted over 7000 security surveys and vulnerability assessments on commercial properties where crime and violence have been a problem and has provided advice on how to reduce the risk.

Crime Property Types

Mr. McGoey can speak with authority on the crime problems associated with apartments, condos, hotels, motels, public-housing, convenience stores, gas stations, fast-food outlets, shopping centers, retail stores, banks, ATMs, universities, schools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, office buildings, parking lots, and garages.

Criminal Activity

He can speak from experience about how to recognize and deter or prevent criminal activity such as homicide, kidnap, rape, robbery, assault, carjacking, gang activity, burglary, auto theft, retail theft, fraud, employee theft, identity theft, vandalism, loitering problems, and workplace violence.

Technical Security Questions

He can speak on technical security industry issues regarding alarm systems, access control, video surveillance, exterior lighting, employee theft investigation and termination, consumer fraud, identity theft, and on security officer hiring issues including background checks, training, supervision, and misconduct issues including excessive use of force, and racial profiling.

Mr. McGoey uses an interactive presentation style and incorporates multi-media such as audio, video, and computer generated slide shows to grab the attention of the audience.


Past Speaking Engagements

?Train-the-Trainer Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Certification? - Trained eight California law enforcement agencies in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and implementation of the three phases, El Cajon, CA (2015).

?Train-the-Trainer Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Certification? - Trained 45 law enforcement officers from various states in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and Implementation, Kansas City, MO (2014).

?Crime Risk Assessment & Practical Solutions.? Half-day business assessment training for twenty-five Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team Members from the Riverside County Sheriff?s Department. Moreno Valley, CA, (2014).

?Twelve-hour train-the-Trainer Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Certification? - Trained 52 law enforcement officers from various states in all aspects of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and implementation, Riverside, CA (2013).

?Premises Liability for Third Party Criminal Acts.? Featured trainer for two sessions at the 15th Annual International Crime Free Conference in Fairfield, CA (2013).

?Crime Risk Analysis & CPTED,? Presentation of an actual property analysis from Tucson, AZ with 45 law enforcement officers from various states in Riverside, CA (2013).

?Solutions to Complex Security Issues in Multifamily housing,? Half-day advanced training class for property managers and legal update. Sponsored by the Riverside Police Department (2013).

?Apartment Owners & Managers ? Advanced Security Training in premises liability, property management and legal update. Sponsored by the Riverside Police Department (2012).

?Apartment Manager Best Practices for Managing Tenants,? seminar designed for law enforcement about how to work with property managers and problem tenants. Hosted by Carlsbad Police for California Crime Prevention Officers Association, San Diego (2012).

?Train-the-Trainer Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Certification? Two-day training 52 law enforcement officers in all aspects of the program and local implementation, Wichita Falls, TX (2012).

?Premises Liability for Third Party Criminal Acts.? Featured trainer at the 13th Annual International Crime Free Conference in Wichita Falls, TX (2012).

?Westmore Apartments Nighttime Crime Risk Assessment and Lighting Survey,? In-the-field training exercises with 15 law enforcement officers from various states (2012).

?Property Crime Risk Assessments for Multi-Family Housing? ? Trained 50 law enforcement personnel how to conduct a risk assessment and develop a security plan for apartment properties hosted by Carlsbad PD for California Crime Prevention Officers Association, Region 2 San Diego (2011).

?Shoplifting Seminar? ? Half-day skills training in observation, detection, probable cause, power to arrest, use of force, lawful detention, and arrest protocols. San Diego retailers (2011).

Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase-One Training for Property Managers and law enforcement. Full-day certification workshop for the City of Riverside, CA (2011).

?Basic & Advanced CPTED?; ?Commercial CPTED Survey?; ?Multifamily Residential CPTED Survey?; ?Understanding Premises Liability?; ?How to Write Survey Reports?. Full-day training for 40 officers from eight law enforcement agencies hosted at Chino PD (2010).

?Security Liability ? Advanced Casualty Seminar.? Presentation for insurance claims and general liability adjusters hosted by Fireman?s Fund (2010).

?Three-day Train-the-Trainer Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Certification? - Trained 25 law enforcement officers from various states and Antigua in all aspects of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and Implementation, Fairfield, CA (2010).

?Premises Liability for Third Party Criminal Acts.? Featured trainer at the 12th Annual International Crime Free Conference in Fairfield, CA (2010).

?Multi-Family Housing Risk Assessment Survey & Finding Solutions,? In-the-field training exercise with 45 law enforcement officers from various states and Antigua in Fairfield, CA (2010).

?Crime Free Multi-Housing Program - Train-the-Trainer Certification,? team-teach a group of twelve police officers from various agencies at the Riverside Police Department (2010).

?Advanced CPTED Training,? Demonstrated in-the-field security survey techniques of a hotel, shopping center, and apartment property for southern California police agencies involved in Crime Free Program Trainer Certification (2009).

?How to Solve Serious Crime Problems in Multi-Family Housing?and Avoid Litigation,? seminar sponsored by the Apartment Owners Association of California, San Diego, CA (2009).

?Shopping Center Security Surveys ? From Soup to Nuts,? seminar sponsored by the California Crime Prevention Officers Association, Garden Grove, CA Police Department (2009).

?Kansas City-Live Security Survey,? Conducted in-the-field group training for law enforcement personnel on how to conduct a comprehensive CPTED survey of an entertainment venue (2009).

?Premises Liability for third Party Criminal Acts.? Featured trainer at the 11th annual International Crime Free Conference in Kansas City, MO (2009).

?Shopping Center Risk Assessment.? Featured trainer at the 11th annual International Crime Free Conference in Kansas City, MO (2009).

?CPTED Lighting in Apartments.? Featured trainer at the 11th annual International Crime Free Conference in Kansas City, MO (2009).

?How to Write the Perfect CPTED Report,? Seminar sponsored by the Region-5 of the California Crime Prevention Officers Association, Ontario, CA (2009).

?Solving Serious Crime Problems in Multi-family Housing and Avoid Litigation,? Seminar sponsored by the Apartment Owners Association of California, Buena Park, CA (2009).

Crime Free Multi-Housing Phase-One Training for Property Managers and law enforcement. Full-day certification workshop for the City of Palm Springs, CA (2009).

“Premises Liability,” invited as a monthly trainer for the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Multi-Housing Program certification training (2009).

“Crime Prevention for Safer Multi-Family Housing.” Trained HUD & tax-credit property owners and managers at the National Compliance Professional Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2008).

“Shopping Center Risk Analysis.” Featured trainer at the 34th Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association, Sacramento, CA (2008).

“Retail Store Robbery Prevention.” Featured trainer at the 34th Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association, Sacramento, CA (2008).

“Workplace Violence & Employee Theft.” Featured trainer at the 34th Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association, Sacramento, CA (2008).

“Lawful Shoplifter Detention & Arrest.” Featured trainer at the 34th Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association, Sacramento, CA (2008).

“Apartment Security Management,” invited as a monthly trainer for the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Multi-housing certification training (2008).

"Robbery Prevention,” Featured trainer at the Urban Safety Symposium sponsored by the California Crime Prevention Officers’ Association, San Marcos, California (2008).

"Shopping Center Risk Assessment & CPTED Survey,” Featured trainer at the Tenth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Surrey, B.C. Canada (2008).

"CPTED Lighting Design.” Featured trainer at the Tenth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Surrey, B.C. Canada (2008).

?Hotel Crime Risk Assessment,? demonstrated in the field survey techniques at the Tenth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Surrey, B.C. Canada (2008).

“Retail Store Robbery Prevention.” Featured trainer at the Tenth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Surrey, B.C. Canada (2008).

"Security & Safety Advice for Your Home, Family, or Business,” invited as a guest speaker by the Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire, Ontario, California (2008).

"Travel Security,” invited as a featured speaker at the ASIS International GLAC Region-3 Seminar & Exhibits training conference, Temecula, CA (2008).

“Premises Liability,” City of Riverside, California police department Crime-Free Multi-Housing Certification training (2008).

“Home Invasion Robbery Prevention.” Training workshop about awareness and prevention of residential robberies for the California Crime Prevention Officers Association (2007).

“Retail Security & Robbery Prevention Workshop,” Retail Loss Prevention Studies; Challenge of Inventory Control; Loss Prevention Methodology; Shoplifting Surveillance Videos; Shoplifter Detention & Arrest; Employee Theft Detection; Employee Theft Investigation; Workplace Violence; Armed Robbery Studies; Robbery Risk Analysis Training; Armed Robbery Caught on Tape; Store Design and Prevention Methods; Employee Robbery Prevention Training. Full-day law enforcement training sponsored by the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (2007).

“Apartment Security Survey Training,” Advanced security survey techniques demonstrated for six Southern California police agencies, Riverside, CA (2007).

“Premises Liability,” invited as a monthly trainer for the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Certification training (2007).

“Advanced CPTED – In-the-Field Security Survey,” demonstrate nighttime survey techniques for law enforcement officers at a hotel and apartment property in Mesa, Arizona (2007).

“Premises Liability – The Great Landlord Motivator,” invited as a featured speaker at the Ninth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Mesa, Arizona (2007).

“Exterior Lighting Design Fixes,” invited as a featured speaker at the Ninth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Mesa, Arizona (2007).

“Advanced CPTED,” Advanced daytime property survey training for Riverside Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, Riverside, CA (2007).

“Detaining Suspects: Walk the Tightrope Between Prudent Security and Unlawful Detentions,” Featured trainer at the Strafford Security Teleconference, Atlanta, GA (2006).

“Retail Robbery Prevention.” Featured trainer at the 32nd Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association; San Mateo, CA (2006).

“School CPTED Surveys & Beyond.” Featured trainer at the 32nd Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association; San Mateo, CA (2006).

“Home Security & Family Protection.” Featured trainer at the 32nd Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association; San Mateo, CA (2006).

“Exterior Lighting Design Fixes.” Featured trainer at the 32nd Annual Training conference for the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association; San Mateo, CA (2006).

“Premises Liability – The Great Landlord Motivator,” invited as a featured speaker at the Eighth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2006).

“Exterior Lighting Design Fixes,” invited as a featured speaker at the Eighth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2006).

“Premises Liability & Negligence Claims,” invited as a featured speaker at the national training conference “Managing Your Physical Security Program” sponsored by the ASIS International, Atlanta, GA (2006).

“Advanced CPTED Training,” invited to demonstrate in-the-field security survey techniques for the Riverside, California police department Crime Free Certification training (2006).

“Identity Theft - Will Landlords Become Data Custodians?,” invited as a guest speaker for a training seminar sponsored by the Apartment Association of the Greater Inland Empire (2006).

“Premises Liability,” invited as a monthly trainer for the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Certification training (2006).

“Identity Theft in the Workplace,” invited as a guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by the Retail Special Agents Association, Los Angeles, CA (2006).

“Advanced CPTED,” invited as a trainer by the City of Riverside, California police department for quarterly officer POST certification (2005).

“Basic Lighting,” invited as a featured speaker at the Seventh Annual International Crime Free Conference in Riverside, California (2005).

“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Premises Liability,” invited as a trainer by the City of Moreno Valley, California police department for in-service training (2005).

“Apartment Security—Premises Liability,” invited as a monthly trainer for the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Certification training (2005).

“Advanced CPTED Techniques and Premises Liability,” instructor at the 26th Annual Symposium sponsored by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, Scottsdale, AZ (2004).

“Retail Video Surveillance – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” invited as a guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by the Retail Special Agents Association, Los Angeles, CA (2004).

“Advanced CPTED Security Surveys,” invited as a regular trainer by the City of Riverside, California police department for quarterly officer POST certification (2004).

“Security Consulting: Working Without a Net,” invited as a guest speaker by the ASIS International to instruct the membership about the profession, Ontario, CA (2004).

“Apartment Security—Premises Liability,” invited as a monthly seminar speaker by the City of Riverside, California police department Crime Free Certification training (2004).

“Apartment Security--Ten Steps,” invited as a seminar speaker by the City of Riverside, California police department (2003).

“Advanced Nighttime CPTED Field Exercise,” invited to demonstrate advanced nighttime in-the-field security survey techniques with emphasis on lighting analysis and design at a hotel and apartment at the Fifth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Mesa, Arizona (2003).

“Premises Liability: The Great Motivator?” invited as a featured speaker at the Fifth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Mesa, Arizona (two sessions) (2003).

“Apartment Security in Today’s America: Crime, Terrorism and the Litigation That Follows,” invited as a seminar speaker for the13th Annual Brainstorming CAMP, Reno, NV (2002).

“Racial Profiling in Retail Stores,” invited as a guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by the Retail Special Agents Association, Los Angeles, CA (2002).

“Investigating Identity Theft & Credit Repair,” guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by the California Association of Licensed Investigators, San Bernardino, CA (2002).

“On-Property Liability Nightmares,” invited as a featured speaker at the Fourth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2002).

“Basic Premises Liability for the Police Officer,” invited as a featured speaker at the Fourth Annual International Crime Free Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2002).

“Identity Theft – Just Fraud or New Opportunities For Terrorists?” guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by ASIS International, Ontario, CA (2002).

“Identity Theft & Fraud Schemes,” special guest speaker for a seminar sponsored by the California Association of Licensed Investigators, San Francisco, CA (2002).

“Security--Where Are We Headed Following The 9/11/01 Terrorist Attack?” featured speaker for a seminar sponsored by the San Francisco Insurance Forum, San Francisco, CA., (2001).

“Risk Management for Property Owners and Managers,” featured speaker for a business seminar series sponsored by the law offices Burnham | Brown, Oakland, CA (2001).

“Ten Steps to Safer Multifamily Housing,” featured speaker at the Third Annual International Crime Free Conference in Seattle, WA (2001).

“Apartment House & Condo Security,” featured speaker at the San Francisco Apartment Association annual conference and trade show, San Francisco, CA., (2001).

“School Security by Design - Creating Safer Communities for Our Youth,” featured speaker at the International CPTED Association annual conference, Oakland, CA., (2000).

“How to Conduct a School Security Survey,” special full-day training workshop for police officers for the California Crime Prevention Officers Association, Newport Beach, CA (2000).

“Selling Crime Free Multi-Housing Programs to Landlords,” featured speaker at the Second International Crime Free Conference, San Diego, CA (2000).

“Premises Liability on Apartment and Condo Properties,” featured speaker at the Second International Crime Free Multi-Housing Conference, San Diego, CA (2000).

“Shopping Center Security: Adequate…or Not?” Keynote Speaker at the International Council of Shopping Centers, Annual Security Conference, Las Vegas, NV., 2000.

“Is There a Need to Certify Shopping Center Security Professionals?” Special session workshop speaker at the International Counsel of Shopping Centers, Annual Security Conference, Las Vegas, NV., 2000.

“Understanding Premises Liability in Multifamily Housing,” featured speaker at the First International Crime Free Multi-Housing Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 1999.

“Getting Past Phase-II of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program,” featured speaker at the First International Crime Free Multi-Housing Association Conference, San Diego, CA., 1999.

“Use of Security Experts in Premises Liability Litigation,” Seventh Annual Insurance Adjustment & Investigation Conference, sponsored by O’Connor, Cavanaugh, Tucson, AZ., 1998.

“The Impact of the Recent Arizona Supreme Court Decision – The Martinez Case: Anticipated Problems, Practical Solutions,” sponsored by the Southern Arizona Defense Bar Association, Tucson, AZ., 1998.

“Apartment Community Crime Prevention Programs That Work” a featured speaker at the NAA Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show sponsored by the National Apartment Association, Las Vegas, NV., 1998.

“Access Control Methods for Apartment Communities,” a featured speaker at the NAA Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show sponsored by the National Apartment Association, Las Vegas, NV., 1998.

“When Duckin’ and Dodgin’ Doesn’t Work Anymore – The Importance of a Security Plan,” seminar sponsored by the American Society for Industrial Security, Phoenix, AZ., 1998.

“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Premises Liability, Crime Analysis, and Criminal Motivation,” a specially designed training program for the Mesa, Arizona Police Department Detectives as part of a 40-hour Crime Prevention Certification, Mesa, AZ., 1998.

“Security Evaluations…Why They Are Important,” training seminar sponsored by the Tempe Police Department, Tempe, AZ., 1998.

“Shoplifting: Criminal Aspects & Civil Liabilities,” seminar sponsored by Westwood High School, Mesa, AZ., 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.

“Preventing Crime in Multi-Family Housing,” 43rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits sponsored by the American Society for Industrial Security, St. Louis, MO., 1997.

“Arizona Crime-Free Multihousing Training Program,” workshop sponsored by the Arizona Crime-Free Multihousing Association, Peoria, AZ., 1996.

“Convenience Store Security,” special client presentation to the Law Offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Sacramento, CA., 1996.

“Fast-Food Restaurant Security,” seminar specially prepared and presented to the Gallagher-Bassett Company, Laguna Hills, CA., 1996.

“Shopping Center Abductions: How police and security departments should staff and deploy resources, to deter, and prevent parking lot abductions,” seminar sponsored by the California Crime Prevention Officers Association, Richmond, CA., 1995.

“Apartment Security,” conference sponsored by the Arizona Crime-Free Multi-Housing Association, Tempe, AZ., 1995.

“Crime Foreseeability,” Southwest Annual Security Conference & Exhibits, conference sponsored by the American Society for Industrial Security, Phoenix, AZ., 1995.

“Premises Liability Case Studies,” seminar sponsored by the Arizona Insurance Claims Association, Phoenix, AZ., 1995.

“Litigation Avoidance, and Defenses During a Litigation,” seminar sponsored by the Law Offices of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, San Francisco, CA., 1994.

“Violent Crime...It's a Living,” California Association of Licensed Investigators Annual Conference, Incline Village, NV., 1993.

“Premises Liability from Violent Acts of Others,” seminar sponsored by the Law Offices of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix, AZ., 1993.

“Current Trends in Premises Liability Litigation,” Chief Special Agent's Association, Pleasant Hill, CA., 1992.

“Issues & Implications of Regulation P: Bank Protection Act” and “Pro-Active Planning: Security Risk Assessment” (also translated into Spanish), Bank Security and Fraud Prevention Annual Conference, Orlando, FL., 1991.

“How to Investigate a Premises Liability Case,” California Association of Licensed Investigators, Mid-Winter Conference, Palm Springs, CA., 1990.

“Crime Foreseeability,” American Society for Industrial Security, Mt. Diablo Chapter, Berkeley, CA., 1990.

“Inadequate Security: A Litigation Avoidance Seminar,” San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, CA., 1990

"Premises Liability: How to Conduct a Hotel Crime Risk Survey," seminar sponsored by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, Scottsdale, AZ (1989).

“Security: Adequate...Or Not? Understanding Premises Liability Issues,” sponsored by the Building Owners and Managers Association training Seminar, Oakland, CA., 1989.

“Understanding Premises Liability Issues,” American Society for Industrial Security, San Francisco Bay Area chapter; seminar, San Jose, CA., 1989.

“Violence on Commercial Properties,” San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1988.

“Crime and Liability on a Public Premises,” Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, 1986.

“Small Business Crime Prevention Techniques,” Incline Village/Crystal Bay Chamber of Commerce, NV., 1981.

“Loss and Inventory Control in Convenience Stores,” National Association of Convenience Stores special committee on shortage control, Dallas, TX., 1981.

“Crime Prevention for Small Business Owners,” sponsored by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, CA, 1980.

“Commercial Crime Prevention,” sponsored by the State of Utah, Attorney General's Office, Salt Lake City, UT, 1980.

“Prevention of Violent Crimes on Public Premises,” sponsored by the Governor's Task Force on Crime Prevention, Reno, NV, 1980.

“Robbery Prevention in Convenience Stores,” California Robbery Investigators Association, annual training conference, Los Angeles, CA., 1979.

“Robbery Prevention,” Holiday Crime Prevention Seminar, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Fresno, CA., 1979.

“Robbery Prevention in Convenience Stores,” sponsored by the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC), Houston, TX, 1978.

“Convenience Store Crime Prevention,” National Association of Convenience Stores, Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV., 1978.

“Commercial Crime Prevention Techniques,” Citywide Holiday Crime Prevention Workshop, sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1977.

Please contact Mr. McGoey to inquire about his availability to speak to your audience


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