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Stephen Patrick at Eagle Security Group

Stephen Patrick at Eagle Security Group

1380 Central Park Boulevard
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Phone(540) 314-0731

Website https://www.eaglesecuritygroup.com/expert-witness/

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Mr. Patrick's career in Federal law enforcement spanned over 28 years and included extensive operational, training and leadership experiences in various roles at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), in addition to his position as a practitioner with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)/Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC). Most of his career was spent in the criminal enforcement of violent crime related to firearms, explosives, and fires, though he also assisted with numerous investigations involving violent street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, violent fugitives, and terrorists. As a certified explosives specialist, Mr. Patrick led multiple criminal investigations regarding the unlawful use of explosives. As a member of the ATF National Response Team, he deployed to crime scenes throughout the United States and assisted in the investigation of criminal arson and bombing cases. During his decade as a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the FBI's BAU and BTAC, Mr. Patrick received specialized training and operational experience in threat assessment/threat management, violence risk analysis, stalking, homicide, extortion and threatening communications and behavior. He investigated cases, provided numerous assessments related to the level of threat a particular subject posed and led several high-profile investigations to include the 2014 Subway Bombing Attack in Santiago, Chile, the 2018 Austin Serial Bomber case, and 2021 arsons at multiple Walmart stores. Mr. Patrick has trained and presented to thousands of law enforcement professionals both domestically and abroad on a variety of topics such as criminal investigative analysis, threat assessment/threat management, bomber psychology, and proper interviewing techniques. He has 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 on multiple occasions.

Mr. Patrick's experience at the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit and Behavioral Threat Assessment Center provided a unique opportunity to work at the epicenter for the study of violence. The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime that houses the BAUs is an unparalleled entity for analyzing, researching, and providing operational support in violence for the entire United States Government. During his tenure, Mr. Patrick was afforded the opportunity to work across the BAUs to assist with investigations that touched all four operational units: BAU-1 Threats & Terrorism, BAU-2 Cyber & Counterintelligence, BAU-3 Crimes Against Children, and BAU-4 Crimes Against Adults. He is well-versed in affective and predatory violence as discussed in the realm of deterrability and foreseeability. He has assisted private industry and public sector entities with a wide range of issues including but not limited to employment terminations, workplace violence, threatening subjects, stalking, and crimes of interpersonal violence.

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; Reasonableness of Security; Workplace Violence (WPV) to include Concerning Communications, Threatening Employees, and Difficult Terminations; Arson/Bombing; and Violent Crime.

Services

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; Reasonableness of Security; Workplace Violence (WPV) to include Concerning Communications, Threatening Employees, and Difficult Terminations; Arson/Bombing; and Violent Crime.


Litigation Support Services

Initial consultation conference call is provided at no charge. Please contact Eagle Security Group at 540-314-0731 to discuss your case and for rates, CV and additional details.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Behavioral Analysis (colloquially known as “profiling”); Violent Criminal Behavior, Fire, Explosions, Arson, Bombings, Serial Arsonist, Serial Bomber, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Threat Assessment, Threat Management, Violent Risk Analysis, Threatening Communications, , Reasonableness Of Security

Profile

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.

Areas Served

All States, United States, National and International

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Professional 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.


Licenses

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


Affiliations

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)


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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