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John Villines

John Villines PresentingJohn Villines has dedicated his adult life to security management and crime prevention, helping individuals, government agencies and commercial property owners reduce their vulnerability to crime by applying a vast body of knowledge he has acquired over the past several decades. Having started his career over thirty years ago as a patrol officer, he has built a national reputation as a crime prevention expert, bringing to the table a unique blend of academic and practical experience.

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Academic achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies, with a field of concentration in criminal justice, including focus on Defensible Space
  • Master of Science in Security Management
  • Presently enrolled at Harvard University for post-graduate study in statistics and quantitative methods (used in his ongoing research related to crime causation and environmental crime prevention).

Earned professional designations include:

  • CPP from ASIS International
  • ICPS from International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners

Public Service:

  • Appointed by the Governor to serve on the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
    • elected by his colleagues as Chair of that Board from 2004 to 2007 and again in 2010
    • currently serving as Cognizant Board Member

Maintains current board certification (State of Georgia) as an instructor for security and investigations.

A former POST-certified instructor for advanced and specialized training of police officers, provided instruction in the following subjects:

  • Fundamentals of Crime Prevention
  • Preventing Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Conducting Crime Prevention Assessments

Thirty-year history supporting crime prevention activities:

  • Developed the first Crime Prevention Specialist training program for the State of Georgia (1981; 80-hour curriculum)
  • Authored "Personal Safety" chapter in the pre-certification study guide for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • Numerous community crime prevention presentations (pro bono)
  • Former Regional Director of Georgia Crime Prevention Association
  • Former Vice President of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (Atlanta Chapter)

Professional affiliations include:

  • The American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • The National Crime Prevention Association
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • International Association of Crime Analysts

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Gary Mugridge

Gary Mugridge has extensive experience in major crime investigations, including death penalty and other criminal defense cases. With over twenty years in federal law enforcement, Gary has advanced training and expertise in: internal investigations; security of firearms and explosives; private and corporate security; diplomatic protection; interviews and interrogations; courtroom testimony at local, state and federal levels; evidence collection, preservation and presentation. Gary has provided expert testimony in cases related to crime scenes, investigations, and police procedures.

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Joshua Villines

Having first stared working with his father at the age of fifteen, Joshua went on to work in every aspect of the company as a security supervisor, a lead investigator, an instructor, and a statistical analyst. He currently heads a consulting agency that focuses on training law enforcement and private investigators in interviews and interrogation, investigative techniques, crime prevention, threat assessment, and data analysis. John and Joshua work very closely together on expert testimony cases regarding premises liability, investigative procedures, and foreseeability of crime.

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