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Name: Dr. Richard G. Kiekbusch
Address: 2825 Goddard Place
Midland, TX 79705
Tel. (432) 552-2357
Fax: (432) 552-3325

Associate Professor of Criminology
University of Texas – Permian Basin
Odessa, Texas

Birthday: January 16, 1945

Biographical summary:

Dr. Kiekbusch is a specialist in jail operations with 13 years of jail management experience in three different states. He was also president of the American Jail Association in 1992-1993. Currently, Dr. Kiekbusch is an Associate Professor of Criminology at The University of Texas – Permian Basin. He holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D., all in Sociology, from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to carrying out his academic responsibilities, Dr. Kiekbusch provides expert witness and other consulting services in the area of jail management. He also serves on the editorial boards of several practitioner publications and scholarly journals.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Criminology
University of Texas - Permian Basin
Odessa, Texas

Manager, Operations
Corrections Corporation of America
Nashville, Tennessee

Director of Operations
Concept Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

Director of Detention and Rehabilitation
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department
Charlotte, North Carolina

Prince William - Manassas Regional
Adult Detention Center
Manassas, Virginia

Chief Deputy / Jail Administrator
Lewis County Sheriff's
Chehalis, Washington

Corsicana State Home / Residential Treatment Center
Corsicana, Texas

Assistant Executive Director for Childcare
Texas Youth Commission
Austin, Texas

Director of Evaluation and Research
Texas Youth Commission
Austin, Texas

Regional Juvenile Corrections Project
South Bend, Indiana

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas

Resident Staff Member
Parkview Juvenile Detention Center
South Bend, Indiana
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Panel presentations, workshop presentations, speeches, etc. for various organizations, including:

Training Delivered:

Community Service While at the University:

Cases in Which Retained as Expert:


Professional Journals:

Professional Associations:

American Jail Association:
Member, 1983-Present
Board of Directors, 1987-1994
Third Vice President, 1988-1989
Second Vice President, 1989-1990
First Vice President, 1990-1991
President – Elect, 1991-1992
President, 1992-1993
Council of Past Presidents, 1993-Present
Immediate Past President, 1993-1994
Chair, Small Jails Committee, 1985-1987
Chair, Jail Standards Committee, 1987-1989
Chair, Membership Committee, 1989-1990
Chair, Conference Planning Committee, 1990-1991
Chair, Bylaws Committee, 1991-1992
Chair, Nominating Committee, 1993-1994
Chair, Awards Committee, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
Conference Planning Committee, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002.
Editor, AJA History Committee, 2005-present

American Correctional Association:
Member, 1972-Present
Adult Local Detention Committee, 1986
Delegate Assembly, 1988-1989
Cost-Effective Conditions of Confinement Committee, 1988-1989
Small Jails Standards Committee, 1987-1988
Correctional Employees Committee, 1991-1992
Council on Professional Education, 1996-2002

National Sheriffs' Association:
Member, 1983-Present
 Jail Auditor, 1985

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences:
Member, 1995-Present
Corrections Section, 1996-2002.

Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice:
Member, 1996-Present

Sheriffs' Association of Texas:
Associate Member, 1997-Present

Texas Jail Association:
Member, 1997-Present

Other Colleges and Universities:

Member, Board of Visitors, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida, 1999-Present

Other Services:


American Jail Association:
Meritorious Service Award, 1987
President's Award, 1991
Past President's Award, 1993
Outstanding Service Award, 1994

Lewis County, Washington:
Employee of the Quarter Award named the "Dick Kiekbusch Award", Corrections Bureau, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, 1987-2001.

Prince William County, Virginia:
Manager of the Year Award, 1992
County Executive's Award, 1992
Resolution of Commendation from Board of County Supervisors, 1992

University of Texas – Permian Basin:
Nominated for Regents' Teaching Award, 2015
Nominated for Chancellor's Outstanding Teacher Award, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003

Honorary Appointments:
Honorary Deputy Sheriff, De Kalb County, Georgia, 1990
Honorary Deputy Sheriff, Fulton County, Georgia, 1991
Honorary Deputy Sheriff, Multnomah County, Oregon, 1993

Other Activities:

While Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1972-74:

While Superintendent, Corsicana State Home/Residential Treatment Center, Corsicana, Texas, 1981-83:

Five and one-half year tenure as Superintendent of Prince William–Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center included:

Member, Liaison Committee, Virginia Board of Corrections, Richmond, Virginia, 1987-92
Member, Corrections Chiefs' Committee, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Council of Governments, 1987-1992; Chairman, 1990-1991
Member, Public Safety Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Council of Governments, 1990-91
Member of Committee of Sheriffs and other government officials planning a regional jail for Northern Virginia, 1988-92
American Jail Association representative to Committee F-33 (Detention and Correction Facilities) of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 1990-93.
One of 30 correctional executives invited to participate in the National Forum, Longmont, Colorado, July, 1991. Forum sponsored by the National Academy of Corrections of the National Institute of Corrections. Participants discussed trends and issues which will confront corrections in the 1990's.
Peer Reviewer, Technical Assistance and Support Program; National Institute of Justice, Washington, D. C., 1991-92.
Member, National Task Force on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Issues of National Concern, Sponsored by Juvenile and Criminal Justice International Inc., Roseville, Minnesota, 1992-2001.
Member, Advisory Board, Mecklenburg Community Corrections, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, 1993-1994.


Number of times retained by claimant's counsel: 32
Number of times retained by defense counsel: 21


John P. Batson
P.O. Box 3248
Augusta, GA 30914
(706) 737-4040

Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
Power Rogers & Smith
70 W. Madison Street, 55th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602-4212
(312) 236-9381

Jonathan M. Thomas
Power Rogers & Smith
70 W. Madison Street, 55th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602-4212
(312) 236-9381

John R. Tiwald
6121 Indian School Road NE
Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87110-3179
(505) 883-4133

Robert C. Van Siclen
Van Siclen, Stocks, and Firkins, P.S., Inc.
721 45th St., N.E.
Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 859-8899

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Initial Review: $1000
Standard Services: $200/hr
Deposition: $250/hour.
Courtroom Testimony: $250/hour,


Note - Letter codes used in front of the subject mean:

[T] Agency policies, practices and customs
[T] In-custody inmate/prisoner suicides (and prevention methods)
[T] Injuries to / physical or sexual assaults on inmates and prisoners
[T] Poor or inadequate conditions in jails and correctional facilities
[Q] Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon
[T] Security policies and procedures
[Q] Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment

Jail Operations:
[T] Administrative Negligence
[T] Conditions of Confinement
[T] Crowding
[T] Employment Issues
[T] Failure to Train
[T] Inmate Management
[T] Medical Care
[Q] Organization and Administration
[T] Policies and Procedures
[Q] Staffing
[T] Suicide
[R] Use of Force, Deadly Force
[R] Custodial Sexual Misconduct
[T] Strip Searches
[Q] Most other areas of jail management

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