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Name: Stan Kephart
Birthday: June 14, 1940
Current employer or professional affiliation:
Address: 4488 E. Thomas Rd. #3028, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tel: (602) 615-7694 (phone); (602) 388-4481 (fax)
Internet website: http://www.policeandsecuritypractices.com
Areas of Expertise and Experience
Note - Letter codes used in front of the subject mean:
[T] Agency policies, practices and customs
[T] Batons, flashlights and other impact weapons
[T] Campus rapes and assaults
[T] Chemical irritants & electrical weapons
[T] Deadly force; shooting avoidance and alternatives
[T] Employment discrimination (hiring/promotions) or sexual harassment
[T] Failure to protect specific persons (domestic violence, witnesses, etc.)
[T] Freedom of information/release of police reports
[T] In-custody inmate/prisoner suicides (and prevention methods)
[T] Inadequate premises security (guards, CCTV, locks, lighting, etc.)
[T] Injuries to/physical or sexual assaults on inmates and prisoners
[T] Insufficient or inadequate training
[T] Jail medical procedures
[T] Neck restraints and similar defensive tactics
[T] Physical fitness standards
[T] Poor or inadequate conditions in jails and correctional facilities
[T] Positional restraint asphyxia
[T] Prisoner transport, restraints, handcuffing and hog-tying
[T] Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon
[T] Search and seizure
[T] Sexual harassment
[T] Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment
[T] SWAT techniques, hostage & barricade situations
[T] Use/protection of confidential informants
[T] Vehicle pursuit & emergency response policies & techniques
[T] Executive protection
[T] Crowd control at special events
[T] Security Policies and Procedures
[T] Street Gang Violence
[R] Workplace Violence
August 1, 2011 - Present Principal, Kephart Consulting, LLC
Police and Security Best Practices, Premises Liability, Sports & Entertainment,
Policing and Security Consultant & Expert Witness
Stanley L. Kephart has been a qualified expert witness and has testified in Federal, State, and Tribal Court over the last 28 year period. During that time, Mr. Kephart has testified in deposition and/or at time of trial not less than 200 times. Mr. Kephart estimates that his expert witness testimony is apportioned 60% for defendants and 40% for plaintiffs, although, initially, while a police officer, his consultancy was 100% defense.
October 2011 - Present CEO
Intelligence Based Integrated Security Systems, Inc.
A full service Sports and Large Public Event Corporation employing internationally qualified personnel, using integrated state-of-the-art patent pending technology, creating a new standard for public safety.
December 2005 - July 31, 2011 Chief of Police
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
As Chief of Police of a 164-member full service tribal police department serving an urban Native American Community in the Phoenix Arizona area, responsible for Department policy, planning, organizing, directing, staffing, operating and budgeting police services in an 88-square mile Community with a daytime service population of over 250,000 people. Salt River Police Department is currently the second largest tribal policing organization in the United States and, due to Federal, State, and Tribal Certification, SRPD officers, uniquely prepare and take our cases directly to the United States Attorneys Office, County Attorneys Office, and Tribal Prosecutors Office for prosecution.
*Achievements: Doubled the staffing of the Police Department in a two-year period to meet increased demands for calls for service. Expanded services from a 5-beat system to a 7-beat system resulting in a decrease in response times averaging 3 min 35 sec., well below the national average, resulting in higher clearance rates. Delivered 22,744 hours of modular training exclusive of Academy training during fiscal year 2008. Answered 150,000 telephone calls resulting in 80,000 dispatched calls for service for fiscal year 2008. Established full membership in the East Valley Fusion Center designed to track gang activity and career criminals through an intergovernmental agreement. Successfully participated in TOPOFF, the largest WMD EOC exercise in the history of the United States.
First Tribal Police Department entry into a nationally recognized Fusion Center which resulted in National recognition for best practices.
Established the first Child Advocacy Center in our Community successfully addressing children at risk.
Aided by the Governor's Office of Highway safety increased the Traffic Enforcement Bureau Motorcycle Squad from 4 to 10 officers. Led the local area in DUI arrests and convictions from 2010 - 2011.
Administered Police Operations for the opening season of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Major League Baseball facilities, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies Spring Cactus League.
Vice Chairman of the International Chiefs of Police Indian Country Section for the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2010-2011.
National Association Native American Law Enforcement Chief of the Year Award for 2011.
September 2004 - April 2005 Public Safety Director
Chief of Police Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Tribal Police Department
Responsible for the protection of tribal sovereignty and assets in a 2,200 acre Native American Community with extensive gaming interests, housing, and a business park in an urban setting.
Responsible for setting Department policy, planning, budgeting, organizing,
and staffing, and the delivery of services for a 22-sworn member police
department and a 9-member fire department including emergency medical and
*Achievements: Successfully obtained a COPS grant for counterterrorism protection of electrical and gas pipelines on reservation property and suppression of toxic chemical dumping. Wrote and obtained a grant for a $250,000 piece of fire apparatus to provide fire protection for a new 12-story hotel and 5,000 seat Event Center. Recertified police officers with federal special law enforcement commissions meeting Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Law Enforcement Services standards.
November 2002 - August 2004 Commander
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Tribal Police Department
Reported to the Chief of Police as the Operations Commander for a 22 sworn-member federally commissioned tribal police department. Assisted Chief of Police in development of policy, rules, regulations, planning, budgeting, staffing, and day-to-day operations. Handled all disciplinary matters.
*Achievements: Wrote the Department's five-year Strategic Plan. Implemented a focused recruitment program resulting in increased minority hiring. Authored Traffic Circulation and Enforcement Plan for a Community impacted by high volume traffic from a major freeway in an urban setting with gaming, special events, and a business park.
October 2001 - September 2004 Special Advisor to the Adjutant General
California National Guard on Counter-
Recalled into the California National Guard at the rank of Lt. Colonel to advise the Adjutant General for Law Enforcement Training and Mass Casualty for California National Guard on law enforcement training and mass casualty operations for personnel at: airports, bridges, ports, and other vital security point locations. Designed and produced the first "Train the Trainer" Course for the California National Guard Military Police deployed to Iraq. (Letter of reference available).
*Achievements: Certified a core of military police trainers in civil police arrest and control methods who were deployed to Iraq.
July 1999 - September 2001 Chief Probation Officer
Organized, planned, and directed a 357-member Probation Department, providing Adult and Juvenile Probation Services for the Tulare County Superior Courts. Authored and administered the policies of the Probation Department for the Field Services Division and Juvenile Custody Division for the Department.
*Achievements: Opened a $42 million dollar state-of-the-art 220-bed Juvenile Detention Facility, which complemented an existing alternative detention facility. Expanded Field Services Division to include Gang Intervention Unit and school district Campus Probation Officer Program. Privatized electronic monitoring resulting in a $5.5 million dollar annual savings. Implemented an Immigration and Naturalization Services Contract resulting in $3.4 million dollars annually. Created the Department's current Evaluation and Employee Improvement Program including the Department's Disciplinary Panel. Established "Character Counts" restorative justice model in juvenile detention facility. Stabilized Probation Department's county union relationship averting a planned strike. Established linkage with State Juvenile Accountability Program at Camp San Luis Obispo run by the California National Guard. Developed Department's current Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.
September 1998 - June 1999 Assistant Chief Probation Officer
Assisted Chief Probation Officer in providing leadership and oversight to the Adult and Juvenile Probation Programs and the Juvenile Detention and Boot Camp facilities. Assisted in planning, organizing, and directing of County probation services and custody facilities.
*Achievements: Facilitated State certification and approval of the opening of a 220-bed Juvenile Detention Facility. Implemented standardized Use-Of-Force Training Program consistent with a new Policy and Procedure Manual.
May 1997 - August 1998 Undersheriff
Glenn County Sheriff's Department
Second-in-command of the Glenn County Sheriffs Department. Responsible directly to the Sheriff for the operation of the Patrol Division, Jail, and Investigations. Additional assigned duties included: Narcotics Task Force, Grant Procurement, Boat Patrol, Gang Suppression, and Special Assignments.
*Achievements: Developed and negotiated contract for the use of vacant jail bed space with Federal Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, which resulted in over $1 million dollars annually into County's General Fund. Planned and developed Employee Improvement Program, which began with reconnection of department's Satellite Training Delivery System through the State Peace Officers Standards and Training Group, which brought the Department into compliance with State law. Hired a former Peace Officer Standards and Training Bureau Chief to coordinate departmental training. Qualified and hired a volunteer physician to work with County Search and Rescue Unit.
September 1992 - April 1997 Police Academy/Fire Academy Director
Butte Community College
Responsible for a Regional Training Center which included a Police,
Fire, Corrections, Hazardous Materials, and Defensive Driving Academy.
Also responsible for Administration of Justice and Fire Technology degree
*Achievements: Under a public/private agreement utilizing donated labor, established a state-of-the-art, State-certified Hazardous Materials Training Center, which served private and public certification for hazardous materials technicians. The estimated value of the Center at time of completion exceeded $1 million dollars.
September 1985 - August 1992 Dean, Administration of Justice
Director, Police Academy / Fire Science Program
Riverside Community College
Responsible for Associate of Arts, Administration of Justice Degree
Program and the State-certified Police Academy and Fire Science Degree.
*Achievements: Expanded law enforcement academy delivery system from three courses of forty students per year to four courses of seventy students per year average while recording higher student test scores. Increased student attendance in the Fire Science Program by 27% and implemented distance learning courses as a means of attracting new students into the program.
October 1984 - August 1985
Chief Administrative Officer
Callahan Pentz Company
Responsible to partnership for management of large land development
firm, which co-developed an 856-acre business park. Responsibilities included
management of the following departments: Property Management, Architectural
Services, Personnel, Construction, and Security Services.
*Achievements: Developed park-wide security system and established a Public Safety Center for local law enforcement and fire service in the business park
December 1982 - September 1984 Security Administrator
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee
Los Angeles, California
Responsible for development of private security service for 1984 Olympic
Games to include planning, recruitment, training, & deployment of 22,000
private security, the largest private security force in the history of
the United States.
*Achievements: Secured and managed eight critical satellite facilities used for ticketing, doping control, and special events. Formed Security budget tracking system and private security consortium used to expend the seventy-eight million dollars used to deliver security services. Formulated the training system and managed the delivery of the training used to deter foreign and domestic terrorists. Assisted in developing security plans and procedures that were presented to foreign governmental security agents to assure the safety of their athletes at the Games. Lead responsibility in design of training delivery system for law enforcement and private security.
February 1980 - November 1982 Vice President, Public Safety
San Jose, California
Public Safety Director in charge of security, medical, and fire service for festival attended by 500,000 people over a three-day period.
*Achievement: Responsible for site acquisition for the 1982 "US" Festival
October 1968 - January 1980 Police Officer San Jose Police Department
San Jose, California
Responsibilities included: Personnel training coordinator; Felony unit detail/assistant car commander; Tactical squad member; swat team member; vice investigator; beat officer
*Achievements: 16 letters of meritorious service, under the G.I. Bill completed undergraduate and graduate school obtaining obtaining a Masters Degree in Secondary Education while serving as a patrolman.
August 1966 - September 1968 Police Officer
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Kansas City, Missouri
Patrolled a designated sector in a high crime area of a major metropolitan city. Member of the Chief's Advisory Board. Attended college classes part-time under the G.I. Bill.
EDUCATION Major Degree
University of San Francisco Secondary Education Master of Arts San Francisco, California
University of San Francisco Public Service Bachelor of Arts San Francisco, California
MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED CREDITS
"Setting the Standard," Sports Pro Magazine, June 2011
Kephart, S. "Policing in California's Indian Country." Pending
Kephart, S. "Outsourcing Electronic Monitoring," Government West Magazine, May/June 2001
Kephart, S. Contributing Expert for State v. Chambers Trial Advocacy Case File, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA, 1997
. Kephart, S. "Public Safety Impact in Public Events," Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, October, 1996.
Kephart, S. "The Team, Community Resources and Professionals," Docket Magazine, Sacramento Bar Association, January 1994.
Kephart, S. "The Public Expectation," Knight Line Magazine, September-October 1993.
Kephart, S. Published interview Special Event Security: The Right Mix, by J. Russell Parsons, Security Management Bulletin, Simon & Shuster Co., Waterford, CT, January 25, 1993.
Kephart, S. Security Manuals, Los Angeles Olympic Committee, Vol. 1 & 2, June, 1984.
Kephart, S., "The Medical Implications of Training Techniques," Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 5, May, 1980.
Kephart, S., Defensive Tactics for Instructors, Department of Parks and Recreation, June, 1980
Kephart, S., Defensive Tactics and Enforcement Safety Manual, Department of Parks and Recreation, September, 1979.
Kephart, S., Alternative to Lethal Force, A Defensive Tactics Educational Program Within the San Jose Police Department, August, 1977.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS, PROJECTS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member, Forensics Expert Witness Association, June 2012
Awarded National Native American Law ENforcement Association Chief of the Year Award, 2010 (First non-native to be awarded this honor)
Secretary, East Valley Fusion Center, December 2008
FEMA Completed all law enforcement required certification for Incident Command Systems for Law Enforcement, October 2007
Member, Fraternal Order of Police, Mesa, AZ, June 2007
Arizona POST Peace Officer Certification, June 2006
Member, East Valley Poice Chiefs Association, June 2006
President, California Tribal Police Chiefs Association, January 2005 (member since September 2003)
State Emergency Management System Training, December 2004
Member, California State Office of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Division, September 2004
Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police, July 2003
Sandan Third Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, November 2004. Active tournament competitor from 1973 - 1982
American Probation and Parole Association, 2001
Tulare County Chief Law Enforcement Officers Association, 2000
California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association, 2000
National Association of Probation Executives, 2000
California State Sheriffs Association Jail Managers' Certificate, 1997
Member, California State Sheriffs Association, 1997
P.O.S.T. Management Course Graduate, 1997
Member, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, 1997
Instructed Positional Restraint Asphyxia Seminar, North State Law Enforcement Consortium, 1996
Past Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police, 1996
Member, American Society for Industrial Security, 1996
Member, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, 1996
Member, California Association of Administration of Justice Educators, 1995
Member, Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, 1994
Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1993
Certified Devane Method Restraint Instructor, 1993
Member, State Public Safety Committee, 1992
Member, State Commission on Peace Officer Killings/Assaults, 1989
Directed security for United States vs. Soviet Rowing and Gymnastics competition, Seattle, WA, 1987
Directed executive protection for Georgi Abartov, Soviet Advisor to Gorbachev, Seattle, WA visit, 1987
Directed security and executive protection for Marat Gramov, Soviet Minister of Sport and Vgahesla Gavrilin, Deputy Minister of Sport, Seattle, WA visit, 1987
Security Director, Michelob "Light Up The Night" Bicycle Criterium, Minneapolis, MN, 1986.
California Community College Supervisory Credential, 1986
Designed and implemented security plan for California Supreme Court facilities in San Francisco, 1985
Feature presenter, Sixth National Police Self Defense Instructors' Seminar, Washington, D.C., 1980
Certified California State Peace Officer Defensive Tactics Instructor, 1979
National Police Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification, United States Karate Association, 1976
Shodan Black Belt Shotokan Karate, October 1975.
Active tournament competitor from 1973 - 1982
California Teaching Credential, valid for life, 1975
Techniques of Teaching Certification, California State Department of Education, 1975
Emergency Vehicle Operation Instructor Certification, California Highway Patrol, 1974
Koga Method, Police Self Defense Instructor Certification, 1974
Graduate, Officer Survival Internal Security Course, 1974
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