Expert Resume/CV

Mr. John C. Villines, MS, CPP, ICPS, NCPS
Bldg 1
United States


Short Description:

Since 1979 Consultant, Author, Seminar Presenter. Int'l Assn Crime Analysts, Int'l Soc of Crime Prevention Practitioners. Premises Liability; Security Negligence; Foreseeability; Crime Prevention


John Villines has dedicated his adult life to security, investigations and crime prevention. He has maintained a company license (Security and Investigations) in Georgia for nearly 25 years. 

Appointed by Governor Perdue to serve on the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies in 2003, he was elected by his colleagues as Chair of that Board from 2004 to 2007 and again in 2010. 

A former POST-certified instructor for advanced and specialized training of police officers, he maintains current board certification as an instructor for security and investigations. 

Mr. Villines developed the Crime Prevention Specialist training program for the State of Georgia and authored a chapter in the text used by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. 

As a security consultant, Mr. Villines has provided services to private industry, law firms, the United States Government, law enforcement agencies, community organizations and others.

Academic Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies, with a field of concentration in criminal justice; 
  • Master of Science in Security Management; and 
  • Post-graduate course work in Quantitative Methods at Harvard


  • Certified Protection Professional - ASIS International 
  • International Crime Prevention Specialist - International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners 
  • National Crime Prevention Specialist (Level II; Advanced Certification) - National Crime Prevention Association
Professional Memberships / Associations / Societies:
  • The American Society of Criminology 
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals 
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners 
  • International Association of Crime Analysts 

Professional History 

Founder and Director of John C. Villines LLC 

The original business was formed in 1979 to provide crime prevention assessments, consulting services, training and investigations for government entities, shopping centers, retail businesses and other commercial operations. It has evolved into a more comprehensive entity and provides a wider range of services, including: expert testimony; crime prevention analysis; CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) consultations; training seminars; risk, threat and vulnerability assessments; and other specialized investigative and consulting services. The client base has expanded to include governmental agencies at the local, state and federal levels; Fortune 100 corporations; multi-national companies; financial services institutions; educational facilities; and other businesses and individuals. 

Founder, Center for Safe Youth LLC 

Formerly a Division of the above-referenced entity, CSY was formed as an independent agency in 2004. The CSY mission is to help families in crisis, including the location and recovery of runaways, missing and abducted children (domestic and international), and interventions for adolescents struggling with addictions or behavioral problems. 

  • Certified Protection Professional - ASIS International 
  • International Crime Prevention Specialist - International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners 
  • National Crime Prevention Specialist (Level II; Advanced Certification) - National Crime Prevention Association 
  • Chair, Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies 
  • Appointed by Governor of Georgia to serve on Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies 
  • Board-certified instructor for Private Investigators and Security Personnel 
  • Board-certified instructor for continuing education credit for Private Investigations 
  • POST-certified instructor: advanced and specialized training for law enforcement in Georgia 
  • Developed the Crime Prevention Specialist course for State of Georgia, used to train crime prevention personnel in private and public sector organizations throughout the State in the various theories and practice of preventing crime 
  • Former Regional Director of the Georgia Crime Prevention Association 
  • Provided personal safety planning in conjunction with United States Secret Service for Presidential visits 
  • Participant: 1998 review/revision of licensing exam for Security Licensing, Georgia State Examining Board 
  • Featured in articles by the Wall Street Journal and other national media outlets 
  • Owned and operated a licensed contract security company, providing guard services for commercial properties 
  • 2011 Harvard University; Statistics and Quantitative Methods (Summer/2011) 
  • 2009 Crime Analysis; Georgia Police Academy (presented by Alpha Group Learning Center) 
  • 2008 Master of Science; Security Management; graduated with 4.0 GPA, Bellevue University 
  • 2007 Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Alpha Group Learning Center 
  • 1982-85 Georgia State University; attended College of Law 
  • 1985 Jessup Team member (International Law Moot Court Competition) member, Executive Board, International Law Society 
  • 1982 Georgia State University Bachelor of Science; Urban Studies (Field of Concentration: Criminal Justice) 

Dean's List 

1979 National Crime Prevention Institute; Crime Prevention 

  • “Training…Asset or Risk” – Security Magazine 
  • “Personal Safety Training Curriculum” – Chapter in book published by International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners 
  • The Shopping Center Security Newsletter - Editor 
  • "Crime Prevention Specialist" - Georgia Police Academy 
  • "Personal Safety Self-Evaluation Instrument" 
  • "Blend Security Expertise With Client Needs" – Security World 
  • "The Six Million Dollar Security Officer" – Shopping Center World 
Professional Memberships / Associations / Societies:
  • The American Society of Criminology 
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals 
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners 
  • International Association of Crime Analysts 
  • Atlanta Crime Commission High-tech Crime Task Force 
  • Justice Research and Statistics Association 

Hundreds of assignments for private sector, law enforcement, government entities, and individuals: 

  • United States Department of Justice ● Deloitte and Touche 
  • United States Department of Defense ● Mitsubishi Electronics 
  • State of Georgia ● Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company 
  • American Red Cross ● Arts Alliance of Atlanta 
  • Columbia Pictures ● Tom Cruise, Sir Richard Attenborough and others 


Retained as an investigator, expert and/or consultant in hundreds of cases with topics including: 

  • crime prevention ● use of force 
  • premises liability ● personnel selection, training and supervision 
  • policies and procedures ● robbery prevention 
  • security negligence ● risk management 
  • investigations ● personal safety 
  • retail operations ● motor vehicle theft 
  • access control ● lighting 
  • crime analysis ● wrongful death 

Venues have included: 

  • multi-use commercial properties ● education facilities 
  • hotels and motels ● transportation services 
  • various retail businesses ● residential communities 
  • financial institutions ● convenience stores 
  • parking lots ● Local, State, and Federal properties 
  • restaurants ● malls and shopping centers 
  • office buildings ● nuclear storage 
  • public utilities ● computer facilities 


More than seventy-five seminars conducted for a variety of clients, including: 

  • International Security Conference ● Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals 
  • Georgia State University ● Georgia Power 
  • Georgia Police Academy ● Trammell Crow Properties 
  • American Society for Industrial Security● Independent Educational Consultants Association 
  • American Red Cross ● Deloitte and Touche 
  • Worldspan ● SecureWorld Expo 
  • Childress Klein Properties ● University of Georgia 

Seminars presented on various topics, including: 

  • Advanced Investigations for Police ● Crime Prevention for Communities 
  • Security Officer Training ● Liaison between Police and Private Security 
  • Risk Analysis ● Use of Force 
  • Negligence, Liability and Security ● Bomb Security Planning 
  • Emergency Planning and Procedures ● Special Weapons and Tactics 
  • Personal Safety ● Unarmed Self Defense 
  • Crime Prevention for Businesses ● Computer Facility Security 
  • Rape Prevention ● Security Specialist 
  • Legal Aspects of Private Security ● Driver Safety 
  • Training Employees to Prevent Crime ● Advanced Patrol Techniques 
  • Training Employees to Prevent Loss ● Duties and Functions of a Security Officer 
  • Interviews and Interrogations ● Firearms 


Diplomas received from the Georgia Police Academy: 

  • Law for Police 
  • Managing Criminal Investigations 
  • Crime Prevention 
  • Organizing & Managing the Major Case 
  • Terrorism & Hostage Negotiations 
  • POST Instructor Training 
  • POST Firearms Instructor 
  • Evidence & Courtroom Testimony 


Other past and present affiliations include: 

  • Georgia Crime Prevention Association (Regional Director) 
  • Odyssey Family Counseling Center (Board of Directors) 
  • Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (Georgia Committee) 
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Justice Educators 
  • Atlanta METROPOL 
  • Atlanta MetroTech (High Tech Crime Task Force) 
  • Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Regular Deputy Sheriff, term ended 1984 
  • American Society for Industrial Security International (Education Committee) 
  • International Council of Shopping Centers 



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