Security Consultant Chris E. McGoey evaluates security plans for owners and managers of commercial property, business operators, and conducts investigations for property loss or crime risk assessment purposes.
- I analyze the nature and crime risk of commercial property and offer preventive solutions to make it reasonably safe.
- I’m court-qualified to testify as a security expert witness in premises liability litigation cases alleging crime was foreseeable or security was inadequate or a security guard was negligent, or made a false arrest or used excessive force.
Chris E. McGoey, CPP, CSP, CPI, ICPS, CAM
Near Los Angeles and San Diego, California
50 Years – Education, Training, Experience
36 Years – Licensed Private Investigator
Certified Professional Security Consultant
8000 Crime Risk Security Assessments
Premises Liability Security Expert Witness
Expert Witness: 500 depositions – 100 trials
Chris E. McGoey seen in:
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Why Hire Chris E. McGoey
Extensive Crime Risk Assessment Experience in Most Property Types
Security Consultant Chris McGoey has made over 8000 security assessments on business and residential property and offered solutions to crime.
I have broad experience assessing crime risk and providing security solutions associated with operating apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels, public-housing, convenience stores, gas stations, fast-food restaurants, shopping centers, retail stores, banks, ATM Machines, universities, schools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, office buildings, industrial complex, parking lots, and garages.
Fifty-Years of Education Training and Experience in Crime Prevention
Security Consultant Chris McGoey has valuable experience recognizing the cause, effect, and preventive solutions for foreseeable acts of:
Homicide, Kidnap, Rape, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Stalking, Carjacking, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Battery, Gang, and Drug Activity, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Weapons Screening, Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary, Auto Theft, Auto Burglary, Shoplifting, Grand Theft, Racial Profiling, Petty theft, Employee Theft, Vandalism, Loitering, Trespassing, Fraud, Identity Theft, Bullying, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, and Excessive Use of Force, Active Shooter, and Violence in the Workplace.
Business Client Testimonials
” I can highly recommend Chris McGoey to all shopping center security directors who have specific problems with violent crime and gang activity on their property. Mr. McGoey’s evaluation was organized and in-depth, and I learned about new issues and solutions that I had not considered before. I wasn’t sure how I would react to the scrutiny of an outside security survey, but Mr. McGoey made the audit process a learning experience that I enjoyed very much.”
- Shopping Center Security Director
” Mr. McGoey helped us fix a serious upward trend of criminal activity and violence in our apartment community. We thought we had tried everything when Mr. McGoey opened our minds to see the real source of the problem. Our occupancy rate went from 70% to 94% in six months and our long-term residents love it. I can’t recommend Mr. McGoey highly enough.”
- Apartment REIT, District Manager
” We hired Chris McGoey to conduct security surveys for our mid-size convenience store chain. We were surprised to see the depth of his analysis and the extensive list of recommendations that were not previously considered by our in-house security staff. We revamped our stores and our training program to incorporate his ideas. We feel now that we are on a solid basis for security and liability concerns.”
- Convenience Store Chain, Operations Manager
” We were more than impressed with the way you conducted yourself at our corporate meeting to help resolve a spree of takeover armed robberies. We thought we had an impossible task ahead. Our executives now have a clear understanding of why we are being targeted and what needs to occur to make our stores safe. We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and insight.”
- Specialty Grocery Store Chain, Vice President
” I own several busy nightclubs that have been attracting an increasingly hostile crowd. Fights were routine and I feared a major blowout was coming. I hired Chris McGoey to conduct a risk assessment. I was surprised by how quickly Mr. McGoey spotted the flaws in my operation. He trained my security staff and put them on the right path to safely and lawfully manage the conduct of my patrons. We have a solid security plan now and much less liability exposure. I can highly recommend Chris McGoey as a nightclub security consultant.
- Nightclub Bar Owner
” We really appreciate your professional input on the status of our high school security program. Your analysis was right on target and will help us evaluate what we need to do next. We look forward to working with you again during the implementation phase.
- School District Superintendent
” We want to let you know how much we appreciated your security survey of our premier gated community. As a property manager, we could not have resolved the issue of how to satisfy the security concerns of our divided homeowner association membership without your knowledge and professionalism. Even the feistiest homeowners were satisfied after the presentation of your analysis. We learned much from you about how to approach these complex issues in the future.
- Home Owners Association – Property Manager
How to Hire Chris E. McGoey
Free Initial Telephone Consultation – 213-537-3505
- Potential clients can contact me for an initial discussion about evaluating a security plan or creating one to mitigate a crime risk.
- Since I’m not always available by phone, send an email to introduce yourself and give a brief overview of what you wish to discuss. Chris@CrimeDoctor.com
- Clients may hire me as a security consultant after speaking by telephone, clearing any conflicts, and reviewing the project facts in detail.
- If the client and I agree to work together, I will forward my proposal, engagement agreement, and cover letter with hiring instructions.
- A signed engagement agreement and requested retainer fee must be received prior to the start of work.
Premises Liability Litigation Discovery Assistance
Attorneys or insurance claims managers may want a preliminary expert opinion or pre-litigation investigation.
In pre-litigation cases or where I’m unable to testify as a security expert witness, I may be available to work hourly as a confidential security consultant.
I can provide necessary investigation, detailed case evaluation, comprehensive discovery assistance, offer deposition and trial preparation strategies, and help with opposing expert cross-examination.
Chris E. McGoey has written two books and published many articles on the subject of Premises Liability Litigation and has reviewed thousands of litigation case files involving most crime types and property types.
I can quickly evaluate the evidence in your case and recommend a strategy, if any, for optimizing discovery and for the presentation of facts at trial.
Learn More about Premises Liability Litigation
Download 113-page eBook by Security Consultant Chris E. McGoey
- Security Expert’s Guide to Premises Liability Litigation
- Evaluating Crime Foreseeability and Inadequate Security Cases
Biography of Chris E. McGoey
Testimonials from a few clients