Robert A. Gardner, CPP
Independent Security & Crime Prevention Advisor  ●  Expert Witness

Serving California, Nevada, and Arizona Exclusively

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I am a Board Certified security management professional with multi-state security consultant, private patrol, and private investigator Qualified Manager licenses. My background includes more than 40 years of training and experience in evaluating, developing, and managing security and crime prevention programs.  For 25 of those years I served as both a private sector security consultant and a public sector Peace Officer.  I am a former corporate security manager, police crime prevention specialist, detective supervisor, police training manager, and internal affairs sergeant.

Public Sector
: Police Crime Prevention Specialist and Supervisor with extensive - hands on - experience in physical security and crime prevention management, law enforcement, emergency management and media relations.  Expertise includes small business, office, lodging, retail, personal, and housing security; architectural/environmental design for security and workplace violence prevention.  As a senior Crime Prevention Specialist for "America's Safest City" provided technical guidance and training to business managers, employee groups, homeowners, developers, property managers, planning officials and government executives in security awareness, the recognition and reduction of crime risks, and the implementation of security and crime prevention measures.  Advised the City's Planning Department, Planning Commission and City Council on crime prevention and architectural/environmental security; managed the City's Building Security Ordinance and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design programs; conducted design review and plan checks for building projects in the City; wrote the City's Security Alarm Ordinance; served as Police Department liaison to Private Security Industry; acted as a City Emergency Services Coordinator; supervised the City's Police Department Crime Prevention, Training, Special Enforcement, K-9, and Detective Units; served as a Police Media Relations Officer and Firearms Instructor/Rangemaster.
Private Sector:  Independent security advisor to business, government, the media, and the legal profession.  Including: Corporate Security Manager and Guard Force Supervisor for the West Coast Headquarters of a National Corporation; Regional Security Manager, Loss Prevention Manager and Electronic Security Specialist for a major Hardware and Department Store chain; Security Officer Quality Assurance Representative for a Presidential Library; Qualified Manager for Private Security Company with sensitive government contracts.  Licensed as a Private Security "Qualified Manager" in California and Nevada.  Licensed as a Private Investigator in California, Nevada and Arizona.  Licensed as a Security Consultant in Nevada.

Graduate of the California Crime Prevention Institute, the California Crime Prevention Institute's Advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course, the California State Police Executive Protection Course, the California Department of Justice Dignitary Security Course, the California Specialized Training Institute's Terrorism and Earthquake Courses, various Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Courses and the Department of Defense Information School.

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
Certified Security Professional (CSP)
California Private Investigator License # PI6477
California Private Patrol Operator License # PPO10770
California Private Security Guard #SG1827979
Nevada Security Consultant/PI License # 852
Nevada Private Patrol License # 852
Nevada Private Investigator License # 1588
Arizona Private Investigator License # 1003680
California Advanced & Supervisory Peace Officer Certification  
California Proprietary Security Officer Trainer # P-00066
National WMD Standardized Awareness Trainer
Crime Free Multi-Housing Instructor
Risk Assessment Methodology Certification
California Lifetime Teaching Credential
Police Firearms Instructor Certification
California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Firearm Training Instructor # TIF 2307
California Department of Justice Certified Handgun Safety Instructor # CI201316
National Concealed Weapon Authorization 

Teaching and Speaking Experience

California Teaching Credential.  Numerous presentations over a 40+ year period to community groups, professional organizations, corporations, educational institutions and military on subjects including: security management, burglary and robbery prevention, business security, community crime prevention, crime prevention through environmental design, apartment security, office security, emergency planning and management, workplace violence, risk assessment, professional development, security officer conduct, personal and home security, and other security, law enforcement and military topics.  Periodic guest appearances on various TV and radio shows. Over 10 years experience as a Police Public Information Officer.

Professional Appointments

Security Subject Matter Expert - California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Contract, 2012-2013
California Crime Prevention Officers Association - Lifetime Member: Southern Chapter Board of Directors - 1979-1981
[Secretary/Treasurer (Region IV) - 1979-1980, Director (Region IV) - 1980-1981 & 1995-1996]

California Model Alarm Ordinance Committee - California Crime Prevention Officers Association, 1979
Administration Of Justice Program Advisory Committee - Ventura Community College District, 1984-1986
Education & Training Committee - Security Representative - California Association of Licensed Investigators, 1991-1992
California Model Building Security Ordinance Committee - California Crime Prevention Officers Assoc., 1991-1993
Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee - City Of Simi Valley, CA, 1992-2001
Professional Certification Committee - Security Representative - California Association of Licensed Investigators, 1992-1993
Architectural Graphics Standards Committee - Security Industry Association/ I.A.P.S.C., 1994-1995
Security Industry Association - International Security Conference (West) - New Product Showcase Judge, 1994-1995
Education Committee - California Hotel & Motel Association, 1997-2000
Education Committee - Community Associations Institute, 1998
Ventura County Training Advisory Committee- Ventura County Law Enforcement Agencies, 1997-2002
Professional Certification Committee - ASIS International, Santa Barbara Chapter, 2006
Unlicensed Practices Committee - California Association of Licensed Investigators, 2007-2009
Ethics and Regulatory Compliance Committee - California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates, 2007-2008
Professional Standards Committee -
California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates, 2009-2011
Certified Security Professional Committee Chairman - California Association of Licensed Investigators, 2012-2013
Information Security Committee - Nevada Society of Professional Investigators, 2008
Community Based Workplace Violence Intervention for Business – Steering Committee Member - City of Oxnard, CA / National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health, 2007-2008

Professional Affiliations

ASIS International (Formerly American Society for Industrial Security)
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
California Association of Licensed Investigator

Nevada Society of Professional Investigators
California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates
International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators
International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
California Crime Prevention Officers Association
Forensic Expert Witness Association

Licensed & Insured

I am in full compliance with the laws of every state in which I do business.  I am also fully insured with both general business and errors and ommisions coverage.

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