Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Ken Wheatley


Royal Security Group, LLC
P.O. Box 501722
San Diego, CA 92150

Phone: 619-977-0541


  • Deposition/trial experience in premises liability/negligence
  • Former FBI Agent / CSO Sony/ International speaker / trainer
  • Conduct security assessments, domestic and international
  • Master's Degree
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1997
  • Licensed California Investigator
  • 30+ years combined law enforcement & security management
  • Past President of International Security Management Assoc.
  • Federal law enforcement, corporate security, investigations
  • Executive protection



Founder of Royal Security Group LLC, an independent security and business management consulting firm with clients in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides expert opinions and testifies in plaintiff and defense cases involving premises liability and negligence issues.

Former FBI Special Agent with experience leading investigations in a variety of areas including: white collar crime, drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, espionage, and violent criminal apprehension.

24 year career with Sony Electronics - Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for their global operations. He and his department investigated over 800 civil and criminal cases per year, internationally.

Member of the Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council.

Appointed by the San Diego Mayor to serve on the Community Review Board on Police Practices. Served as Team 2 Lead.

Contributing author to: "Strategic Security Management: A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers, 2nd Edition."

Undergraduate degree from Florida International University, and graduated summa cum laude with an MA in Business & Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Has re-certified every three years since 1997 as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in Security Management by ASIS International.

Past president of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) - the global Association of Chief Security Officers - and has served in numerous leadership roles with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). He served on the national Board of Directors for the Forensic Expert Witness Association and was the San Diego Chapter president.

He is a licensed investigator in California.

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