Expert Witness

Dr. Ed Laverone served his communities from 1982-2014 in progressively responsible positions, from a volunteer firefighter to a Chief Deputy Sheriff. His 32+ years of experience has provided him a broad range of knowledge. He is a California POST certified instructor and a California Specialized Training Institute Certified Instructor.  Ed has taught courses in Hazardous Materials, Gangs, Incident Command, Hazardous Materials Investigations, Unusual Occurrences, Leadership and Fire cause and origin.


In addition Ed has wide range experience conducting, supervising or commanding investigations into arson and fire cause, gangs, narcotics from street level to DTO's, missing persons, fraud, robbery, theft, employee theft, honest services fraud and many other areas.


Ed has commanded the following investigative units and specialized teams: narcotics, gangs, criminal intelligence, anti-terrorism, fugitive apprehension and extradition, SWAT, Search and Rescue, Crisis Negotiations, Public Safety Dive, off-road enforcement, Bomb/EOD and Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement.


Ed was the commander of the following Bureaus or Divisions in his career: Corrections Operations Bureau, Special Operations Division, Civil and Warrants, Patrol Division, Jail Operations, Jail Administration, Inmate Transportation, Court Security, Correctional Inmate Services and Corrections Ombudsman.​


Ed is an expert in law enforcement procedures and practice, specifically int the area of gangs, narcotics, custody operations and administration, training, leadership and management, incident command and crisis management, use of force, law enforcement - mental health response policy. We care about providing you with tools and information to manage and protect your online privacy. We have developed this privacy policy to inform you about what information this web site collects, who may receive that information, what we may do with the information, and how long we keep it. While we have made every attempt to make this policy as clear as possible, if you have any further questions about it, feel free to contact us.


In one recent case Ed was able to properly evaluate a case and a gang report to show the flaws in the report.  When Ed's report was shared by his attorney client with the prosecutor, the case was settled for time served and probation, rather than the seventeen years the attorney's client was facing.

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