Chuck Drago is a former Police Chief who provides consulting and expert witness services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in a variety of police practices including use of force, Taser, officer involved shootings, police pursuits, domestic violence, narcotics investigations, and stalking.
As a former Police Chief and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the Governor of Florida, Chuck Drago brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of police topics: domestic violence/stalking; use of force/Taser/excessive force; officer involved shootings; vehicle pursuits, and narcotics investigations.
His broad-based experience in high liability areas includes the management and development of policies and procedures in those areas.
As a senior leader of major law enforcement agencies, he has reviewed/investigated hundreds of police misconduct allegations in all areas including use of force/taser/pepper spray, firearms, k-9, police pursuits,etc.
Member of the department review boards for police pursuits, all use of force, k-9, and vehicle crashes.
Served in various capacities with direct hands-on involvement and/or supervison in areas such as patrol, street narcotics, SWAT, tactical/street crimes, criminal investigations, training, and criminal investigations.
Experienced front line law enforcement officer who was directly or indirectly involved in thousands of arrests. Supervised and/or investigated numerous officer involved shootings.
As a nationally recognized expert witness, Chuck has testified across the country in numerous depositions and trials. His written reports have been utilized in civil and criminal depositions, hearings and trials in state and federal court.
Recognized for integrity and leadership, appointed as an assistant police chief and police chief and to two senior government positions by the Governor of Florida.
Former sole police instructor for narcotics investigations at the Broward County Police Academy and the Corrections Academy.
Trained thousands of police officers in police practices such as use of force, domestic violence, workplace violence, narcotics, police management, search warrant execution and stalking.
Bachelor’s degree and Associate’s degree in Criminal justice. Graduated from the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute.
Received department's highest award for a law enforcement officer
Chuck is the former Assistant Chief of Police in Ft. Lauderdale Florida and former Chief of Police for the City of Oviedo, Florida.
Areas of Expertise
- Crime Foreseeability
- Deadly/Excessive Force
- Drug Enforcement
- Law Enforcement
- Police Procedures
- Security Management
- Spousal Abuse
references available upon request.