Dr. John G. Peters, Jr.

John G. Peters, Jr. & Associates
209 S. Stephanie Street Suite B249
Henderson , NV 89012
Office: 866-944-4723


A former law enforcement administrator, police officer, deputy sheriff, and member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel, Dr. Peters is an AELE Certified Litigation Specialist in police litigation, corrections litigation, and public employment litigation, Dr. Peters has extensive experience as an expert witness and litigation consultant, having been retained in over 200 cases by both plaintiff and defense. Dr. Peters has testified in federal, state, and international (China) courts. His breadth and depth includes teaching and testifying about causation, sudden death, "excited delirium," positional asphyxia, use-of-force, chemical sprays, pepper spray, baton, handcuff and restraint equipment and/or techniques, electronic control devices, flashlight, policy and procedures, internal and administrative investigations, sexual harassment, and related areas, as well as conducting primary research on sexual harassment, and electronic control device injuries.

A highly accomplished author, Dr. Peters has written over 145 articles, 6 texts, 35 videos, plus developed several online courses. His writings include: "Tactical Handcuffing for Chain- and Hinged-Style Handcuffs," "Realistic Defensive Tactics," "Prevention and Management of In-Custody Deaths," "Liability Constraints on Human Constraints," "Sexual Harassment Parts I & II," plus many others.

John G. Peters, Jr. & Associates has conducted extensive primary research into the area of sexual harassment in law enforcement agencies, as is believed to have the largest database regarding this subject.

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Education & Schools
  • Jails & Prisons
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Law Enforcement
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Police Procedures
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Statistics
  • Weapons
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S., B.S.;

Certified Litigation Specialist: police litigation, corrections litigation, public employment litigation

Certified Online Instructor
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement
Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: POLICE ACADEMIES, AGENCIES: Illinois State Police Investigator Symposium, Utah Police Chief's Association, Smith & Wesson Academy, Los Angeles Police Academy, California Highway Patrol Academy, TASER Academy, Nevada P.O.S.T., Idaho P.O.S.T., Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy, Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, plus police departments and agencies in 47 states, including the District of Columbia. Topics included, but are not limited to: defensive tactics, batons, handcuffing, restraint methods, flashlight, stun guns, pepper spray, chemical sprays, sexual harassment, use of force, policy and procedures, investigations, handling emotionally disturbed persons, sudden death, excited delirium, in-custody deaths, jail suicide, etc.

COLLEGE COURSES: statistics (descriptive and inferential), research methods (qualitative and quantitative; basic, intermediate and advanced); strategic planning; leadership; management; ethics; human resources; learning theory; public relations; communications; training design and content; etc.
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 retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 200
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: use of force; statistical analysis; batons; handcuffs; sexual harassment; promotional standards; discrimination; defensive tactics; arrest tactics; investigations (internal and administrative); sudden death; excited delirium; in-custody death; jail suicide; training standards and testing; etc.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Average 50% over 24 years
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Average 50% over 24 years
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 150 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 2006
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 100 times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 100 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Litigation consulting; reports; statistical analysis; on-site inspections
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial consultation is at no charge.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $200 per hour, unless the Flat Fee option is selected.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Flat rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Flat rate.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: In addition to the Flat Fee, all direct and indirect expenses are extra. These include, but are not limited to: coach airfare, meals, rental car, hotel, parking, copying, etc.


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