Robert R. Pusins

Robert R. Pusins

Police Practices and Procedures Experts
171 SE 14th Street
Pompano Beach , FL 33060
Office: 954-303-2169

Introduction

Robert Pusins is a retired (2018) law enforcement professional with over 35 years of progressive law enforcement experience including over 30 years of service with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FL) and 5 years of service with the Broward Sheriff's Office (FL).

He has served in supervisory, management and executive command level positions and is well versed in contemporary law enforcement issues. He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

His professional experience includes service in operations, investigative and administrative commands and has held the title of police officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, captain, commander, major, assistant police chief and executive director.

Robert has been retained for his expertise in civil and criminal cases, federal and state courts, in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Canada. He has consulted on cases involving arrests, use of force, deadly force, wrongful death, police pursuits, police tactics, E-911 Communications, police policies and procedures and law enforcement hiring and retention.


Areas of Expertise

  • 1983 Litigation
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Emergency Communications & 911
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Private Investigators
  • Spousal Abuse

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: FBI National Academy
University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Command Officer's Development Course
Force Science Analyst
University of South Florida - BA
Over 3,000 hours on law enforcement training
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: FBI NA Associates (FBI NA)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Speaking presentations:
IACP International Conference, Chicago, IL (2015)
Broward County Neighborhood Conference, Hollywood, FL (2001)
Florida Neighborhood Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2000)
Florida Coalition for the Homeless State Conference, Orlando, FL (2000)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Best Practices Conference, Tallahassee, FL (2000)
National Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Conference, Washington, DC (1999)
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: 100+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Arrests, use of force, deadly force, wrongful death, police pursuits, police tactics, E-911 Communications, policies and procedures, hiring and background investigations, retention, training.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 90%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 10%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 100+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2019 (3)
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: The court has qualified me as an expert each and every time I have testified.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 30-40 times in court as an expert.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 22 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Case evaluation, review and analysis.
Incident reconstruction.
Policy review and evaluation.
Preparation of written opinion reports.
Testimony in depositions, hearings and trial.
Site inspection.
Quality of services, attention to detail and a critical analysis of all aspects in each case have resulted in strong client partnerships and repeat business.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Call for details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Call for details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Call for details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Call for details.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Call for details.

References

Daniel Losey, Esq.
Police Legal Advisor
West Palm Beach Police Department, FL
561 822-1817
dlosey@wpb.org

Lewis W. Murphy, Jr., Esq.
Murphy & Walker
Vero Beach, FL
772 231-1900
wmurphy@murphywalker.com

Benedict P. Kuehne, Esq.
Benedict P. Kuehne, P.A.
Miami, FL
305 789-5989
ben.kuehne@kuehnelaw.com

Terry Fann, Esq.
Waldron and Fann
Murfreesboro, TN
615 890-7365
tfann@bellsouth.net