Jennifer Coffindaffer

Jennifer Coffindaffer

Eagle Security Group
1380 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 202
Fredericksburg , VA 22401
Mobile: 540-314-0731
Introduction

Jennifer Coffindaffer is a retired FBI Special Agent and law enforcement expert for Eagle Security Group. With her extensive law enforcement background and qualifications, Ms. Coffindaffer provides case consultation, investigative support, litigation support and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Use Of Force Continuum (less than lethal force/excessive force/deadly force); Firearms Training; Tactical Training (specifically, self defense both with and without firearms); Active Shooter Training; Gang and Narcotics Investigations; and Nuclear Counterproliferation matters.

Ms. Coffindaffer’s career in federal law enforcement spanned over 28 years and included extensive investigative, operational, leadership and training experiences. As a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), she specialized in gang, narcotics, organized crime, Title-III electronic surveillance and counterintelligence investigations. She participated in numerous high-profile arrest operations and led nationally recognized investigations involving organized crime, weapons of mass destruction and counterterrorism matters. Her leadership of investigations resulted in the disruption of the Crips criminal street gang in Fort Worth, Texas and the dismantlement of a Medellin Cartel Cell responsible for distributing thousands of kilos of cocaine throughout the Midwest and Northeast United States. In addition, she worked multiple undercover assignments and managed and conducted numerous covert counterintelligence investigations in the nuclear counterproliferation arena.

A tactical operator on the FBI’s Houston, Dallas and San Juan’s SWAT Teams, Ms. Coffindaffer is an accomplished and certified FBI, Police, Tactical and Firearms Instructor and Tactical EMT who provides firearms and tactics instruction. Specifically, she has taught handgun and shoulder weapon techniques, marksmanship and defensive tactics to hundreds of federal agents, state and local law enforcement officers and civilians over the last 30 years. Capitalizing on her extensive proficiencies, she founded Firearms Beyond International whose mission is to teach self-defense, marksmanship, tactical use of force, active shooter self defense and terrorism awareness to civilians, where she serves as CEO and instructor.

Ms. Coffindaffer has testified on more than 200 occasions before Federal grand juries, at identity, probable cause, detention, suppression and sentencing hearings, and at trials on topics ranging from federal gang criminal violations and white collar crime record analysis to criminal informant investigative involvement. An accomplished public speaker, Ms. Coffindaffer was selected by the FBI to lecture throughout the United States and Canada about terrorism, aviation security, gang investigations and conspiracy/sports betting. Ms. Coffindaffer has consulted on television projects for CBS, NBC and Imagine Entertainment, she has been featured as a self defense expert for Action News Jax and the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and her career in the FBI has been highlighted in Glamour Magazine. She works for the NFL, is a Nationally Registered EMT and is a recipient of numerous awards from the FBI, Department of Justice and the CIA.


Areas of Expertise
  • Criminalistics
  • Criminology
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Firearms & Ballistics
  • Gangs
  • Law Enforcement
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapons

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: FORMAL EDUCATION

1988 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - Magna Cum Laude
Wichita State University - Wichita, Kansas


TRAINING

1988 FEDERAL AGENT TRAINING SCHOOL
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia
1989 REID’S INTERVIEWING SCHOOL
Denver, Colorado
1990 FBI NEW AGENT TRAINING SCHOOL
The FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1991 WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN-SERVICE
The FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1992 DRUG INVESTIGATIONS IN-SERVICE
The FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1992 HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WARRANT SCHOOL
Houston, Texas
1994 FBI FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL (Recertification School every 4 years thru 2013)
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1994 LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1995 FBI SWAT NEW OPERATORS SCHOOL
FBI - Houston, Texas
1996 RELIEF SUPERVISOR TRAINING
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
1997 ADVANCED TACTICAL FIREARMS TRAINING
FBI – Mountain Home, Texas
1998 ADVANCED HANDGUN TRAINING
FBI - Houston, Texas
1999 FBI TACTICAL FIREARMS TRAINING – 1911 TRANSITION SCHOOL
FBI - Houston, Texas
2002 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING FOR STREET SURVIVAL SCHOOL (LETSS) COURSE
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
2002 AIRPORT AGENT TRAINING CONFERENCE
DFW AIRPORT, TEXAS
2003 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVAL (LETSS) INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
2003 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) SCHOOL - Salutatorian
Methodist Hospital - Dallas, Texas (EMT recertification class 2005 – 2019)
2004 WEAPONS OF MASS DESCTRUCTION (WMD) TACTICAL OPERATORS COURSE
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
2005 TEXAS GANG ASSOCIATION TRAINING
Houston, Texas
2005 TEXAS GANG ASSOCIATION INTELLIGENCE TRAINING
Houston, Texas
2006 TACTICAL MEDICINE FOR THE OPERATOR
Dallas, Texas
2012 FBI PHYSICAL FITNESS ADVISOR COURSE
FBI Academy Quantico, Virginia
2014 FBI LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2016 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY LICENSE TO CARRY INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Austin, Texas
2016 NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (NREMT) RECERTIFICATION COURSE – 2017, 2019, 2021
St. Augustine, Florida
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND CLEARANCE

• Emergency Medical Technician: 2003 to Present
• Florida Concealed Carry License: 2016 to Present
• Texas License to Carry Instructor: 2016 to Present
• Personal Protection Specialist: 2019 to Present
• Previously Held Security Clearance: Top Secret//HCS/SI-G/TK

ACCOLADES, RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

• Appreciation of Performance Award - Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network
• Certificate of Achievement - FBI Director Louie Freeh
• Certificate of Appreciation - Acting Director, United States Department of Agriculture
• Certificate of Commendation - FBI Director Robert Mueller
• Certificate of Recognition - FBI HQ Assistant Director
• Commendation Award - USAO - Southern District of Texas
• Intelligence Integration Unit Citation - Awarded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
• Kids and Cops Citation - SAC Dallas
• Law Enforcement Commendation Award - USAO - Northern District of Texas
• Letter of Appreciation - AG John Ashcroft
• Letter of Appreciation - Tarrant County District Attorney
• Letter of Commendation - FBI Director Louie Freeh
• Performance Award - FBI SAC Houston
• Salutatorian - EMT Class 248 - Methodist Hospital
• Special Commendation Award - USAO - Southern District of Texas
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: MAJOR PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Selected by the FBI to speak to law enforcement personnel, prosecutors and public safety officials throughout the United States and Canada about aviation security, counterterrorism, gang investigations and conspiracy/sports betting matters including:
• Aviation security, counterterrorism awareness and Al-Qaeda terrorists specific to countering aviation attacks at airports
• Criminal street gangs, covering all aspects of MS-13 and the Crips
• Post-911 terrorism case studies
• Shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles and Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)

Key organizations where she has spoken include:
• Cabela’s
• Defender Sports and Outdoors Women’s Panel
• Houston Aeros Professional Hockey Organization annual conference.
• Multiple Rotary Clubs
• The American Law Enforcement Aviation Network
• The Art Show for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
• The Bolles School
• The Canadian Aviation Security Conference
• The Federal Women in Law Enforcement Conference
• The New Orleans Aviation Conference
• The North Texas Airport Security Conference
• The Northwest Pennsylvania Disaster Conference
• The Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Training Conference
• The Southlake Women’s Club
• The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
• The Texas Christian University Department of Criminal Justice
• The Texas Gang Investigator’s Association
• The Texas Youth Commission

EXPERT COMMENTARY

Provided Expert Commentary related to Self Defense on Action News Jax pursuant to a rash of assaults occurring at ATMs – Jacksonville, Florida on January 17th, 2019; and related to Stalking and Self Defense after a man was found following random women into public stores – Jacksonville, Florida on January 21st, 2020.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: TESTIFYING EXPERIENCE

As a Special Agent for the FBI, Ms. Coffindaffer testified on more than 200 occasions before Federal Grand Juries, at identity, probable cause, detention, suppression and sentencing hearings and at trials. In each of these cases, testified concerning the facts of the investigation in the following matters:
• Affidavits
• Arrest tactics
• Child pornography cases
• Counterterrorism
• Crimes aboard aircraft including sex crimes and assaults
• Electronic surveillance including Title-III wire tap
• False statement matters
• Gang investigations
• Informant handling
• Interviews
• Narcotic investigations
• Organized crime
• Pen registers
• Public corruption
• Searches and seizures
• Surveillances
• Undercover operations
• White collar crime including bank fraud, agricultural subsidiary fraud, food stamp fraud, tax fraud and fraud against the government cases as well as conspiracy
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Delivers consultation, training and subject matter expertise in the areas of use of force, firearms training, tactical training specific to self-defense both with and without firearms, active shooter training, gang investigations, narcotic investigations and nuclear counterproliferation. Serves as a keynote speaker and law enforcement expert for Eagle Security Group. Provides reports, site inspections, testifying in depositions and trials as needed.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact Eagle Security Group to set up a free consultation call about your case.


References

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