Expert Resume/CV

Ivan Rodriguez
15751 Sheridan Street #167
Fort Lauderdale
United States



Ivan Rodriguez retired after 31 years of service with the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), which is the largest police department in the Southeast United States. He began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police officer and during that time rose to the rank of Lieutenant.

Ivan Rodriguez has been training police and corrections recruits and law enforcement officers in Defensive Tactics, Firearms, De-escalation, Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, SWAT, Active Shooter Response, and many other High Liability topics since 1988.

He is currently a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Criminal Justice and Standards Training Commission (CJSTC) certified instructor.

Ivan Rodriguez has been qualified as an expert and has testified in Federal and State Courts. Assistance provided  included case analysis, deposition preparation and support, preparation of reports and affidavits and expert witness testimony.


Master's Degree Public Administration - Saint Thomas University (STU), Miami, Florida

Bachelor's Degree Public Administration - Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida

Associate in Arts Degree - Miami-Dade College (MDC), Miami, Florida


During his career he has served and supervised the following high profile units:

Special Response Team (SRT / SWAT) and Dignitary Protection Unit Commander

Department's Mobile Field Force (MFF) Training Committee Chairperson  

Training Bureau Supervisor and Instructor of all High Liability Training and Tactics

Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) Coordinator

Criminal Investigations Commander 

Personnel Management Bureau (Background Investigations and Hiring of Officers)

Warrants Bureau (Locate and Apprehend Fugitives).


Litigation Experience:

1994 - 2014            Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office Consultant and Testifying Expert. 

Provide the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office litigation services as a consultant and expert witness.

Qualified as an expert Federal and State Court and testified in the following areas:

Police Use of Deadly Force - Excessive Use of Force - Police Involved Shootings - Defensive Tactics Training - Firearms Training - False Arrest - Arrest Warrants - Investigations - Vehicle Pursuits - Traffic Stops - Felony Stops and Unknown Risk Stops - Training and Tactics - Hiring Practices - Negligent Training and Retention -  Handcuffing - Prisoner Transportation - Reaction Time - Perceptual Distortions.

Qualified as an expert in the State of Florida Criminal Court 

2014 - Present        Law Enforcement & Security Consulting LLC

Litigation services as a consultant and expert witness

Criminal Investigation Review and Self - Defense Cases

Ivan Rodriguez has been retained as an expert in approximately 100 cases. He has been qualified and testified as an expert in Federal and State Courts.

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