Police Practices and Procedures Expert Witness Services
Robert has been retained in civil and criminal cases, state and federal, in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D. C., West Virginia and Canada.
He has consulted on police misconduct, arrests, use of force, deadly force, police pursuits, police tactics, E-911 Communications, law enforcement policies and procedures, hiring, retention and recording and videotaping police activity.
• Case evaluation, review and analysis
• Incident reconstruction
• Policy review and evaluation
• Preparation of written opinion reports.
• Testimony in depositions, hearings and trial
• Professional case consulting services
Litigation Support Services
Robert R. Pusins provides professional case consulting services including comprehensive case evaluations and reviews from the perspective of proper and accepted police practices and procedures. Included is an extensive review of all case file materials and if necessary and requested, a site inspection visit. A review of the law enforcement agencies written policies and procedures is a critical step to determine both officer compliance and the extent to which the agency adheres to nationally recognized standards. This process is important for both plaintiff and defense.
Areas of Expertise
Robert Pusins is a retired law enforcement professional, most recently having served as an Executive Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office (FL), the largest, fully accredited sheriff's office in the US. He has over 35 years of progressive law enforcement experience, including supervisory, management and command positions. He served with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FL) for over 30 years. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Force Science Institute.
He has served in operations, investigative and administrative commands and held the title of police officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, captain, commander, major, assistant police chief, and since January of 2013, executive director.
Since 1997, Robert has been retained for his expertise in civil and criminal cases, federal and state, state and federal, in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, 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, policies and procedures and hiring and retention.
Robert R. Pusins Professional Activities
Police Procedure, Expert Witness
Robert Pusins Expert Witness Police Misconduct Deadly Force
Law Enforcement Training and Policy: Mental Illness and Use of Force
Clients Robert Pusins, Expert Witness Police and Sheriff's Office
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Fort Lauderdale Police Department 1974-2004
Broward Sheriff's Office 2013-2018
FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI-NA)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Association of Public -Safety Communications Officers (APCO)
Awards & Honors
Recipient of over 100 awards and commendations during a 30-year career in law enforcement.
“Recapturing Lives: Homeless Outreach in Broward County, Florida," The Police Chief, (November 2014): 54–55 p (IACP)
"The Police Response to Homelessness, the Fort Lauderdale Model", The Journal, the Voice of Law Enforcement, Volume 6, Number 4, Fall 2000.
Force Science Institute (Certified Force Science Analyst)
FBI National Academy (191st Session)
Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Command Officers Development Course (4th Session) (SPI)
Broward County Police Academy (46th Session)
University of South Florida - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Over 4,500 hours of advanced, specialized and management law enforcement training