Stephen Patrick

Stephen Patrick

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

Stephen Patrick’s career in federal law enforcement spanned over 28 years. As an Industry Operations Investigator and Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), he specialized in violent crime involving the criminal misuse of firearms, explosives, and fire. Mr. Patrick participated in numerous high-profile arrest operations involving criminal street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, violent fugitives, and terrorists. In addition, he assisted with multiple undercover assignments and the dismantling of violent criminal organizations throughout the Washington, DC area.

A member of the ATF’s elite National Response Team, Mr. Patrick deployed throughout the United States investigating major crime scenes involving fires and explosions. As a highly trained ATF certified explosives specialist, Mr. Patrick led and assisted with multiple cases involving the criminal misuse of explosives and provided security at major events nationwide. Additionally, Mr. Patrick assisted in multiple major criminal investigations to include the 2001 Pentagon attack and the 2002 DC Sniper case. As an ATF agent, he testified on numerous occasions before Federal Grand Juries, at probable cause, arrest, search and sentencing hearings as well as at trials and has testified as an expert witness in state court in explosives and criminal investigative analysis.

As a Supervisory Special Agent, Mr. Patrick was selected to serve at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, receiving world-class specialized training as a behavioral criminal investigative analyst, colloquially known as a criminal profiler. He led several high-profile cases for the BAU to include the 2018 Austin, Texas serial bomber case and the Molly Delgado Maternal Filicide investigation. While assigned to the BAU, Mr. Patrick received extensive training and gained a great deal of experience in threat assessment/threat management, violent risk analysis, workplace violence, stalking, homicide, and threatening communications. He is well-versed in violent criminal behavior, particularly in the areas of reasonable security, deterrability, and reasonable foreseeability. Mr. Patrick has instructed thousands of law enforcement professionals domestically and abroad on a variety of topics related to criminal investigative analysis, including interviewing, threat assessment/threat management, and arson/bombing.

With his extensive credentials, Mr. Patrick serves Eagle as the Program Manager/Risk Advisor in addition to a law enforcement expert and trainer/speaker. Mr. Patrick provides case consultation, civil and criminal litigation support, investigative support, and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Violent Crime; Arson/Bombing; Workplace Violence (WPV); Reasonableness of Security; and Behavioral Analysis to include Threat Assessment, Deterrability and Foreseeability.


Areas of Expertise
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Criminalistics
  • Criminology
  • Fire
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Premises Liability
  • Violent Crimes
  • Workplace Violence

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

2021 MASTER’S OF FORENSIC SCIENCE (Summa Cum Laude)
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

1992 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - Business Administration
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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SPECIALIZED TRAINING RECEIVED

2020 WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT OF VIOLENCE RISK
Denver, Colorado
2020 COGNITIVE CREDIBILITY TRAINING
Quantico, Virginia
2019 MEDIA TRAINING FOR THE BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS UNITS
Quantico, Virginia
2019 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE/FBI THREAT ASSESSMENT, MITIGATION, DISRUPTION, AND EARLY ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Washington, DC
2019 CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING
Richmond, Virginia
2019 FBI HIGHWAY SERIAL KILLER CONFERENCE
Atlanta, Georgia
2019 PSYCHOLOGICAL MOTIVATIONS OF ARSONISTS
Arson Research Center Training Conference
Franklin, Tennessee
2019 SUPERVISORY CERTIFIED EXPLOSIVE SPECIALIST RE-CERTIFICATION (ATF)
Huntsville, Alabama
2017 ASSOCIATION OF THREAT ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONALS (ATAP) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Santa Monica, California
2017 INTERNATIONAL HOMICIDE INVESTIGATOR’S CONFERENCE (IHIA)
Orlando, Florida
2017 FBI INLETS TRAINING CONFERENCE
New Orleans, Louisiana
2017 INVESTIGATIVE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
John Jay College, New York
2016 FIRE DEATH INVESTIGATION COURSE
San Obispo, California
2015 IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) ELECTRONICS COURSE
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2015 SUPERVISORY CERTIFIED EXPLOSIVE SPECIALIST RE-CERTIFICATION (ATF)
Huntsville, Alabama
2014 JOHN REID INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION TRAINING (BASIC AND ADVANCED)
Baltimore, Maryland
2014 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE ANALYSIS FELLOWSHIP (ICIAF)
Quantico, Virginia
2014 FBI DETECTING DECEPTION COURSE
Vienna, Virginia
2013 NEGOTIATING WITH A VIOLENT MUSLIM EXTREMIST
Quantico, Virginia
2013 ADVANCED ORDNANCE RECOGNITION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
College Station, Texas
HARVARD ASSOCIATES IN POLICE SCIENCE, HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS
Baltimore, Maryland
2012 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Gregg Saathoff, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Louis Schlesinger, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY/CHILD ISSUES
Dr. Catherine Ayoub, Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts
BASIC HOMICIDE/BEST PRACTICES
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Tim Keel
BASIC PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Tia Hoffer
BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kim Quesinberry
BIOLOGY OF VIOLENCE
Dr. Jay Phelan, University of California
Los Angeles, California
CHILD ABDUCTION INVESTIGATIONS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent William Donaldson
COGNITIVE INTERVIEWS
Dr. Ronald Fisher, Florida International University
COMPLIANT VICTIMS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent (Retired) Kenneth Lanning
COUNTERTERRORISM
Dr. John Horgan, Georgia State University
COUNTERTERRORISM AND INTERVIEW AND INVESTIGATION
Dr. John Horgan, Georgia State University
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE CONCEPTS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Julia Crowley
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR ANALYSIS TRAINING (PROFILER – PHASE I)
Quantico, Virginia
CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF THE SOVEREIGN CITIZEN MOVEMENT
Arlington, Virginia
DECEPTION
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Andre Simons
DECOMPOSITION AND TAPHONOMY
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert Morton
DOMESTIC TERRORISM/LONE OFFENDERS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Angela Sercer
EQUIVOCAL DEATH
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dan Bermingham
EQUIVOCAL DEATH INVESTIGATION
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Michael Yoder
EXPLOSIVES
Dr. Kirk Yeager
FALSE ALLEGATION
FBI Supervisory Special Agent James McNamara
FALSE ALLEGATION OF CHILD ABDUCTION
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Mark Hilts
HARVARD ASSOCIATES IN POLICE SCIENCE: SEMINAR IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Basic Techniques in Forensic Pathology
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE ANALYSIS FELLOWSHIP (ICIAF)
Forsyth, Georgia
INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE HOMICIDE
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kim Quesinberry
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Tia Hoffer
JUVENILE PROSTITUTION/CHILD SEX TOURISM
Dr. Terri Patterson
MAJOR CASE MANAGEMENT
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Susan Kossler
MATERNAL FILICIDE
FBI Analyst Joy Shelton
MEDIA STRATEGIES
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Joe Lewis
MEDIA STRATEGIES
Dr. Terri Patterson
MODERN PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES
University of Florida at Arlington, Virginia
NO-BODY HOMICIDE
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert Morton
PARAPHILIAS/CHILD SEX OFFENDERS
Dr. Peter Collins, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Dr. Phillip Erdberg, University of California, San Francisco, California
POLYGRAPHS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Rob Ambosini
PSYCOPATHY
Dr. Gregg Saathoff, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
RADICALIZATION AND DISENGAGEMENT
Dr. John Horgan, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
SERIAL MURDER AND SEXUAL MURDER
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert Morton
SEX OFFENDER TYPOLOGY
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Armin Showalter
STATEMENT ANALYSIS
ATF Supervisory Special Agent Ronald Tunkel
STATEMENT ANALYSIS - DETECTING DECEPTION IN WRITTEN STATEMENTS
St. Louis, Missouri
SUICIDE
Dr. Tia Hoffer
TARGETED VIOLENCE
Dr. Robert Fein, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
THREAT ASSESSMENT/CAMPUS ATTACKS
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Andre Simons
THREAT MANAGEMENT
Dr. Gene Deisinger, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
2011 DEATH INVESTIGATION TRAINING COURSE
Washington, District of Columbia
BASIC HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS COURSE
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, Ashburn, Virginia
2010 BASIC IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TRAINING
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
ATF ANNUAL NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM (NRT) - RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
College Station, Texas
2009 BASIC HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION TRAINING
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
ATF INSTRUCTOR TRAINING FOR CERTIFIED EXPLOSIVES COURSE
Fort AP Hill, Bowling Green, Virginia
ATF CRIME LABORATORY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP
Ammendale, Maryland
EXPLOSIVE BOOBY-TRAP SEARCH AND COUNTER-MEASURES TRAINING
Fairfax, Virginia
ATF ANNUAL NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM (NRT) – RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Huntsville, Alabama
BASIC IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TRAINING
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
2008 ATF NRT Safety Officer Training
Charleston, West Virginia
2007 ATF ANNUAL NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM (NRT) – RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
College Station, Texas
2006 ARSON LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
Northern Virginia Arson Investigators Group, Manassas, Virginia
ATF EXPLOSIVES SPECIALIST RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
2005 NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TRAINING COURSE
US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
TOPOFF (NATIONAL DISASTER) TRAINING
US Department of Homeland Security, New London, CT
ATF CHEMISTRY OF PYROTECHNICS AND EXPLOSIVES
Chestertown, MD
2004 INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION TRAINING
Virginia State Police, Middletown, Virginia
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOMB TECHNICIANS AND INVESTIGATORS (IABTI)
Annual Regional Training Conference, Louisville, KY
ATF ADVANCED EXPLOSIVE DESTRUCTION TECHNIQUES (AEDT)
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
ATF ADVANCED EXPLOSIVES INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES (AEIT)
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
IABTI LATENT FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS ON PIPE BOMBS
Charlottesville, Virginia
ATF CERTIFIED EXPLOSIVES SPECIALIST RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
FIRE AND DEATH INVESTIGATION TRAINING
Northern Virginia Fire Investigators, Fairfax, Virginia
2003 US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND INCIDENT RESPONSE TRAINING
Cincinnati, Ohio
ATF COMPLEX INVESTIGATIONS COURSE
Boston, Massachusetts
ATF POST-BLAST INVESTIGATIONS COURSE
Orlando, Florida
ATF SAFE EXPLOSIVES ACT TRAINING FOR AGENTS
Washington, DC
2002 ATF CERTIFIED EXPLOSIVES SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Fort AP Hill, Virginia
CERTIFIED FIRE AND EXPLOSIVE INVESTIGATOR TRAINING, NORTHERN VIRGINIA FIRE INVESTIGATORS
Manassas, Virginia
2001 ATF ARSON FOR PROSECUTORS TRAINING
Alexandria, Virginia
1999 ATF NEW PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (NPT) FOR SPECIAL AGENTS
Glynco, Georgia
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR TRAINING PROGRAM (CITP)
Glynco, GA Georgia
1997 ADVANCED EXPLOSIVES TRAINING FOR IOIS
Fort McClellan, Alabama
ATF COURTROOM TESTIMONY FOR IOIS
Glynco, Georgia
1996 ATF INDUSTRY OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR BASIC LL TRAINING
Glynco, Georgia
1994 ATF INDUSTRY OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR BASIC I TRAINING
Glynco, Georgia
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
• International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship (ICIAF)
• International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)
• International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Virginia Homicide Investigators Association (VHIA)
• Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Associations (FLEOA)

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LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND CLEARANCE

• FBI Certified Criminal Behavioral Analyst (2013)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• ATF Certified Safety Officer (2008)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
• Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (2003)
National Association of Fire Investigators
• HAZMAT Incident Response Certification (2003)
US Environmental Protection Agency
• Certified Explosives Specialist (2002)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
• Current Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: TRAINING AND PRESENTATIONS PROVIDED

Selected by the ATF and FBI to speak to prosecutors, law enforcement communities and public safety officials both nationally and internationally, providing intensive hands-on instruction, seminars and training over the course of 20 years about a variety of topics such as criminal investigative analysis including behavioral analysis (colloquially known as profiling), and threat assessment/threat management, bomber psychology, and proper interviewing techniques including:
• Sought after presenter/trainer for judicial, law enforcement and fire investigation personnel throughout the country and abroad. Provided instruction on a wide range of topics to include the most effective way to interview arsonists, psychological aspects of bombers, threat assessment/threat management and post-attack analysis of the 2018 Austin, Texas fatal serial bomber investigation.
• Trained and educated prosecutors and investigators on a myriad of topics including but not limited to arson motives, offender typology, criminal investigative analysis, violations relating to arson and bombing cases and crime scene interpretation.
• Served as SME for the ATF National Response Team in interview development of potential offenders.

Provided presentations, training and seminars to the following national agencies and organizations:
• ATF Advanced Arson and Explosives Investigation Course
• ATF Arson Prosecutors Course
• ATF Fire Research Laboratory in Ammendale, Maryland
• ATF National Academy (New Agents Training)
• ATF National Response Team Re-Certification
• ATF Post-Blast Course
• Colorado International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• FBI Criminal Profiler Certification Training, Phase I
• FBI Honolulu, Hawaii
• FBI Highway Serial Killer Annual Conference – Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement
• FBI New Employees Training
• Georgia Police Chiefs Association
• Hawaii State Fusion Center
• Illinois International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Kentucky International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Loudoun County, Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office
• Louisiana International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• Louisiana International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)
• Mississippi Fire Investigators Group
• North Texas Fire Investigators Group
• Northern Virginia Fire Investigators Group
• Ohio School of Arson Investigators
• Oklahoma International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• South Carolina International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)
• Travis County, Texas District Attorney’s Office
• Virginia Crime Commission (consultation/training)
• Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Academy (Basic Training)
• Washington International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• West Virginia International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
• West Virginia University – Department of Forensics & Investigations

Provided presentations, training and seminars to the following international agencies and organizations:
• Chilean National Police Force (Carabineros de Chile)
• International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) Annual Conference (2019) – Reno, Nevada
• International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) – Southeast Region
• NYPD Homicide Detective Course (International audience)
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: TESTIFYING EXPERIENCE

As a Special Agent for the ATF, testified on numerous cases before Federal Grand Juries, probable cause, arrest, search, sentencing hearings and at trials. In each of these cases, testified concerning the facts of the investigation in the following matters:
• Arsons
• Bombings
• Explosives investigations
• Homicides
• Illegal firearms

Testified to facts and/or provided professional guidance related to how fires are started, how fires spread, char patterns and fire pattern analysis, types of arsonists, types of bombs/IEDs, materials and manufacturing of explosive devices, use and types of detonators, explosive chains, rendering IEDs safe, general properties and characteristics of explosives, legal and illegal uses of explosives, and more. Testified to facts and/or provided professional guidance related but not limited to investigative and interviewing techniques, behavioral analysis, threat assessment/threat management, violence risk analysis, victim targeting, stalking, homicide, extortion, and threatening communications.

Testified as an expert witness in state court in explosives and in criminal investigative analysis.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: As a consultant and expert witness for Eagle, Mr. Patrick delivers consultation, training, and subject matter expertise for criminal and civil litigation in the areas of Behavioral Analysis to include Threat Assessment, Deterrability and Foreseeability; Reasonableness of Security; Workplace Violence (WPV) to include Concerning Communications, Threatening Employees, and Difficult Terminations; Arson/Bombing; and Violent Crime.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial consultation conference call is provided at no charge. Please contact Eagle at 540-314-0731 for rates, CV and additional details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact Eagle at 540-314-0731 for details.


References

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