Expert Witness




Mr. Wunderlich has qualified as an expert witness in Local, State, and Federal courts throughout the United States in the following areas:

bulletPremises Liability
bulletEvaluation of Industrial and Physical Security
bulletEvaluation of Training and Supervision for Security Officers
bulletThe Adequacy of Due Diligence during the Screening of Employees

Mr. Wunderlich received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University in Police Science and Administration. He was with the Los Angeles Police Department from 1959 to 1963 and was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service for more than thirteen years. While with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mr. Wunderlich was a detective assigned to the Scientific Investigation Division, Comparative Analysis Section and was qualified as an expert in firearms identification (ballistics), number restoration, bomb disposal and crime scene reconstruction.

While in the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Wunderlich was assigned at the White House in Washington, D.C. and at several field offices. While at the White House, he served on protective details for numerous Presidents and was assigned to the Intelligence/Technical Security Division. In his capacity as a Special Agent for Protective Divisions, he conducted physical security surveys for Presidents, Vice Presidents, other U.S. Government officials and specified foreign dignitaries on six continents and throughout the United States. He also conducted physical security surveys for visiting heads of state at many locations throughout the United States. While working the security detail for former President Nixon at San Clemente, California, Mr. Wunderlich supervised Special Agents and a proprietary guard force.

While assigned to the Technical Security Division and other divisions within the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Wunderlich was involved in the design and implementation of security systems for the White House, the U.S. Treasury Building, the U.S. Mint (Denver), various Presidential residences and the State of Colorado Governor's mansion. These activities included recommendations for security hardware such as alarms, CCTV and access control systems.

In private industry, Mr. Wunderlich was employed as Manager of Corporate Security for Continental Airlines, Vice-President of Security and Operations for British West Indian Airways and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Board for Security for an oil exploration and production company. For the past twenty-three years, he has owned and operated his own security consulting company. While serving as an airline security manager Mr. Wunderlich conducted security surveys at airline facilities throughout the United States and the Caribbean, negotiated security contracts and supervised contract security officers.

Since opening his own business in 1979, Mr. Wunderlich has conducted physical security surveys in Saudi Arabia, South Africa, West Africa, South America, Central America, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, New Zealand, Indonesia, and throughout North America. These surveys involved measures providing protection for company assets as well as company employees. He has taught courses on procedures for conducting physical security surveys to national security forces from ten Middle Eastern countries, for the American Society for Industrial Security, the Professional Private Investigators of Colorado, the World Association of Detectives and other professional groups. In his career in the security business, Mr. Wunderlich has conducted in excess of four hundred fifty security audits/surveys. He has written numerous articles on the need for physical security, which have been printed in nationally circulated publications.

During his career in the security/law enforcement field, Mr. Wunderlich has testified as an expert witness in excess of three hundred times, in municipal, state and federal courts. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), the World Association of Detectives (W.A.D.), and is the Past President of the Professional Private Investigators of Colorado. The World Association of Detectives awarded Mr. Wunderlich with the "Investigator of the Year" award in 1991 in recognition of the many complex investigations conducted by Wunderlich and his contribution to the field of private investigations and security consulting. Further, Mr. Wunderlich also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Detectives and is currently the President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Mr. Wunderlich holds the designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the Professional Certification Board of the American Society for Industrial Security and the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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