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).
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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