Kelly Couch

Titan National Consulting Group, LLC
61141 S. Highway 97 Number 185
Bend, OR 97702
Mobile: 971-232-2074
Office: 661-607-4324

Kelly Couch is a law enforcement expert with over 30 years experience as a Police Officer, Major Crimes Unit Detective, Investigator and law enforcement trainer. Kelly's main focus is in pursuit management and emergency response incidents, law enforcement investigative matters and use of force issues. Kelly spent more than five years as the full-time lead Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor for a state-wide law enforcement training academy. He was instrumental in the development and delivery of training in emergency vehicle operations, pursuit management and pursuit decision making exercises which were delivered to thousands of police recruits and current officers. He regularly facilitated classroom instruction and discussions related to emergency driving and pursuit management including discussions of relevant case law and critical reviews of actual emergency driving and pursuit videos. Kelly also delivered scenario based training as a full-time Tactical Instructor in a variety of areas and disciplines including evaluating the use of force. Kelly has provided expert services in use of force incidents, emergency vehicle operations and police investigative procedures. Kelly is known for his calm demeanor, diligence, effective communication skills and quality of work. Kelly has been praised by clients for his professional and composed demeanor and demonstrated expertise during civil depositions.

In addition to his expertise in pursuits and emergency response he has expertise in law enforcement investigations as a Police Officer, a Major Crimes Unit Detective in a mid-size Police Department in the San Francisco Bay Area and a State Abuse Investigator. As a Police Officer and Detective he worked a variety of cases including child abuse and sexual abuse, robberies, felony assaults, rapes, gang related assaults, homicides and unattended deaths including accidental deaths. Kelly has attended countless autopsies and was the lead Detective assigned to death investigations for most of his time in the Investigations Unit. After his retirement from police work Kelly spent almost three years as an Abuse and Neglect Investigator for a state-wide agency where he was tasked with complex investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect of vulnerable clients residing in state run mental health facilities. This required the interviews of clients, alleged perpetrators and witnesses and the review of video and complex documents including client treatment plans and diagnoses. Kelly can also assist in the area of law enforcement training issues, drawing from his almost six years as a full-time Tactical Instructor and Emergency Driving Instructor at a state-wide police training facility.

Areas of Expertise
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CA POST Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Certificates; Oregon Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor; Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) Instructor, Oregon Law Enforcement Tactical Instructor, AELE Expert Witness Symposium attendee (20 hours)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of ALERT (Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers), PORAC Retired Associate Member, Member of Oregon Peace Officers Association, member of Police Driving and EVOC Group; Law Officer Tactics, Technology and Training; Law Enforcement Network (LinkedIn educational groups)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Full-time Emergency Vehicle Operations and Pursuit Management Instructor for the state of Oregon for over five years. Also served as a Tactical Instructor teaching scenario-based training including investigations, building search, domestic violence and other topics. Currently employed as a part-time Tactical Instructor and Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor for the State of Oregon. City of Brentwood, California lead First-Aid, CPR, and blood-borne pathogens Instructor from 2002-2012.
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: Three
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Law enforcement and investigative procedures, criminal investigations, patrol procedures and tactics, traffic stops including high risk tactics, emergency vehicle operations, pursuits, pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuvers, use of force
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 100
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Five
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2024
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness services in emergency driving and pursuit management issues, law enforcement and other investigations, generally accepted patrol tactics and legal consulting services in these areas.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Free consultation.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available upon request.


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