Expert Witness Consultants, Law Enforcement and Jail & Detention Policies, Risk Management and Training
OSS Law Enforcement Advisors® [OSS] is an Expert Witness and Law Enforcement Consulting agency comprised of Subject Matter Experts dedicated to improving both public and private law enforcement and security operations.
Our combined law enforcement experience encompasses more than 110 years of professional expertise in law enforcement, jail, security, correctional care and criminal justice fields. Our field-experienced staff is certified by local, state, or national organization(s).
Our advisors have conducted assessments, developed policy & procedures and provided training services for some of the world's leading police and security agencies, including: The United Nations, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, Texas Department of Public Safety, State of Mississippi Department of Public Safety, State of Mississippi Department of Education, the Tennessee Corrections Institute, the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, local and state police agencies, major international insurance carriers, and international security and detention operators.
Expert Witness Consultants
OSS Expert Witness Consultants are provided in both plaintiff and defense cases with expertise including, but not limited to Law Enforcement, Detention, Jails & Corrections, Correctional Healthcare, Pre-Hospital Healthcare / Emergency Medical Services, Security Premises Liability, TASER and Electronic Control Devices, Computer Forensics & Electronic Discovery, Electronic Security Systems / Alarm Systems, 1983 Civil Rights, Use of Force & Deadly Force, Crime Analysis, and Security & Safety Lighting.
OSS Subject Matter Experts have been retained in 1,200+ liability-related cases. Should the need ever arise; we are available to provide your defense team with expert litigation support. [Expert Witness Consulting Services]
From very straightforward initial analysis to standing for you in court as a testifying expert we have the expertise to put behind your case. Here are some common formats for our expert witness services:
Policy & Procedures
Among our various Law Enforcement Consultant Services, OSS Subject Matter Policy Experts can either provide agency specific Policy Development Services or downloadable Law Enforcement, Jail & Detention, and Communications Center Policy & Procedures manuals and job descriptions.
OSS’ policy and procedures assist Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, jail & detention operators, and correctional care facilities by providing professional policies in order to better manage their operations. OSS policy and procedures are also widely used by campus & school police and security departments and risk managers throughout the country. [Law Enforcement, Jail & Detention, & Communications Center Policies & Procedures]
OSS Subject Matter Experts develop agency specific policies from our existing Law Enforcement, Jail & Detention, and Communications Center Policy & Procedures policy sets. OSS SMEs are recognized in both federal and numerous state courts and are well versed in the latest evolving industry best practices and court decisions, and regularly teach law enforcement officers, jailers, risk managers and attorneys.
With over 2,000 policy clients, a unique source of policy development input comes through actual incidents, opinions, and perspectives shared by agency Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, and cases OSS has been retained in as experts. [Policy Development Services]
OSS develops Policy & Procedures for:
Our analysts regularly perform assessments and provide expert witness consulting services for law enforcement agencies, jail & detention operations, prisons, correctional care facilities, courthouses, schools, and governmental operations. These assessments include limited and detailed inquiries and evaluations depending on the needs of the client agency, pool, or insurance provider.
We perform cost-effective, critical infrastructure and task assessments for public and private entities throughout the United States. Risk management services include, but are not limited to, lighting, crime and incident statistical analysis, evaluation of existing services and design.
OSS also provides extensive risk management services for:
Services include litigation support, claims management, expert witness consulting services, policies & procedures development, agency specific or online law enforcement and jail training, and on-site assessments.
OSS provides a vast array of law enforcement, jail & detention and security related courses. We provide both instructor led training and through our OSS Academy® 200+ online law enforcement and corrections training courses. OSS Academy® online classes are recognized by more Peace Officer Standards and Training boards and correctional associations than any other online training provider. In addition to state regulatory agencies, our courses are sanctioned by the American Jail Association (AJA) and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). Select courses qualify for AJA’s Certified Jail Officer (CJO) and Certified Jail Manager (CJM) programs, and/or can be used for initial certification and re-certification. For more information, contact OSS. [Visit OSS Academy®]
Our team of highly rated law enforcement and jail instructors are often called upon to teach at colleges, police academies, and association gatherings. Since 1974, we have put this expertise to good use, when called upon to provide expert analysis and testimony in both state and federal courts in defense of allegations made against law enforcement and detention operations. [Law Enforcement, Jail & Detention and Security Training Services]
OSS Law Enforcement Advisors® is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with Expert Witness and Law Enforcement Consultant Services provided throughout the United States.