Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Threats, Reasonableness of Security Expert Witness
Stephen Patrick at Eagle Security Group
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
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Mr. Patrick has transitioned to the private sector with Eagle Security Group. As an expert witness, he uses his unique training and experience to provide litigation support in civil and criminal matters. His vast experience and specialized training serve him well in the court setting, and in working with potential clients in the legal arena, where he specializes in premise liability matters.
In his position with Eagle Security Group, 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; Premise Liability and Negligent Security; Reasonableness of Security; Workplace Violence (WPV) to include Concerning Communications, Threatening Employees, and Difficult Terminations; Arson/Bombing; and Violent Crime.
As a consultant and expert witness for Eagle Security Group, 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; Premise Liability and Negligent Security; Reasonableness of Security; Workplace Violence (WPV) to include Concerning Communications, Threatening Employees, and Difficult Terminations; Arson/Bombing; and Violent Crime.
Litigation Support Services
Stephen Patrick provides litigation support and case analysis to include re-investigations. He shares his objective opinion based on the facts of the matter at hand.
Please contact Merritt at 540-314-0731 to set up a call to discuss your case or to request a copy of Mr. Patrick's CV. Initial consultation calls are provided at no charge. Alternatively, please go to our website to complete an intake form (https://www.eaglesecuritygroup.com/expert-witness/).
Areas of Expertise
Behavioral Analysis (colloquially known as “Criminal Profiling”), Violent Criminal Behavior, Fire, Explosions, Arson, Bombings, Serial Arsonist, Serial Bomber, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Threat Assessment, Threat Management, Violence Risk Analysis, Threatening Communications, Reasonableness of Security, Deterrability of an Offender, Crime Scene Analysis.
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 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.
All States, United States, National and International
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:
• Explosives investigations
• 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.
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
• 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)
2021 Master's of Forensic Science (Summa Cum Laude)
Oklahoma State University
1992 Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Shepherdstown, West Virginia