Ken Wheatley MA CPP

Ken Wheatley MA CPP

Royal Security Group LLC
PO Box 501722
San Diego , CA 92150
Office: 619-977-0541

Security Expert Witness - San Diego based serving U.S. plaintiff and defense counsels.

Security Management Consultant - serving U.S. and international clients.

Ken Wheatley MA, CPP is a former FBI Special Agent; global Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer for Sony Electronics Inc (retired); and the founder/principal advisor of Royal Security Group LLC. He has been a board certified business and organizational security management consultant since 1997, with over 30 years of experience in premises liability, use of force, workplace violence, special event security, security policies & procedures, negligent hiring/supervision, and investigations.

He is a contributing author to "Strategic Security Management: A Risk Assessment Guide For Decision Makers, Second Edition."

He is a member of the seven person Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Wheatley earned a Master’s Degree, in business and organizational security management, summa cum laude, from Webster University. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University. He has additional senior executive education with Harvard JFK School of Government, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and the University of Michigan Business School.

Areas of Expertise
  • Apartment/Condominium Security
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Security
  • School Security
  • Security Guards
  • Security Management
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1997
California Licensed Investigator: License # 29029
Master's Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management, Webster University, summa cum laude (4.0)
University of Louisville - CPTED Certificate (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) - Committee Chair
International Security Management Association (ISMA) (Past President)
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) - Former President, San Diego Chapter & Member of National Board
ASIS International
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct and guest lecturer at UCSD, Florida International University, California State University, Grossmont College, National University and numerous domestic and international speaking engagements. Topics included: investigations, crisis management, meeting security, global supply chain security, business risks, six sigma, corporate espionage, business continuity and resilience, emerging trends, environmental issues, & workplace violence prevention
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: 8+ cases
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Use of Force
Premises Liability
Operations Negligence
Guard Force Negligence
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 4+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 1
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 4
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Security consulting, risk assessments, site inspections, training, investigations, policies and procedures


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