Since the early 1980’s, Mr. Cope has been called upon to consult and render expert opinions on law enforcement matters in Federal, Superior and Municipal courts in several states. Mr. Cope has been retained as an expert in over seven hundred fifty (750) cases and has given testimony over three hundred (300) times at deposition or trial. Mr. Cope has been qualified as an expert in numerous cases including criminal matters, civil litigation, law enforcement labor or personnel litigation and civil disputes.

Mr. Cope has been retained for defense of law enforcement as well as assisted on cases on behalf of plaintiffs. He has testified on behalf of the prosecution as well as defense in criminal matters. In the area of labor relations he has represented law enforcement management, where he has been asked to render opinions that would lead to discipline, termination or criminal charges but also for labor / line personnel who were challenging proposed discipline.

Mr. Cope specializes in areas of:

  • Administration
  • Adult Learning
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Crowd Control
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Jail Incidents
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Police Practices
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Report Writing
  • Supervision
  • Training
  • Use of Force Issues

Mr. Cope has never been disqualified as an expert in any legal proceedings. References supplied upon request.