Expert Witness

Ed Santos

As Founder and Owner of Tactical Services Group, Edward M. Santos, offers his extensive experience in the firearms and shooting range industry to law firms and any organization in need of consultative services.  Mr. Santos on a daily basis is actively teaching firearms, operating a profitable commercial indoor shooting and training center, and provides consulting services worldwide.  As a retired Army officer and former Level 1 Reserve Deputy he has been working with firearms for over 35 years.

Mr. Santos provides clients with all Risk, Threat, & Vulnerability Assessments for Business, Corporations, Campuses, Private Communities, & Residences.  Offers comprehensive Shooting Range consulting services.  These services may include but are not limited to business plan development, facility design, operations/management system development, and industry liaison.  Conduct Personal Protection Operations, Violence in the Workplace Intervention, Armed Currier Operations and Planning, and Security Team Training Supervision.  Develops, conducts, and verifies training programs and State certifications for armed security, executive protection agents, private detectives and fugitive recovery agents. 

Lectures and presents instruction to Law Enforcement and other armed professionals at National police conferences each year.   He is a frequent presenter at the shooting industries largest annual convention (The SHOT Show) teaching civilian, military and law enforcement personnel about shooting range development, utilization, and training practices.

Range Technical Team Advisor (RTTA); National Rifle Association (NRA) providing expert analysis, incident investigation and training to range owners and operators throughout the United States.  2003 – Present

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF); Range Action Specialist providing expert assistance to  members with existing challenges, encourages shooting ranges to become more proactive with Best Management Practices, provides professional guidance to individuals while in the process of range development and promotes, protects and preserves the shooting range community. 2010 – Present

Member - AcuSport Retailers Advisory Board
Chairman - National Performance 20 Firearms Group
Charter member - National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association

Author -  Low-Light Combatives, A Practical Guide to Low-Light Training, Tactics and Gun Fighting published 2013, and Rule the Night Win the Fight, A practical guide to low-light shooting and gun-fighting published 2008.  
Contributing Writer - Police Magazine, Firearms Instructor Magazine, ILEETA Newsletter, Coeur d’Alene Press

Mr. Santos holds instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and holds expert certifications on multiple weapons systems.

Related Affiliations:

NLEFIA – National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association
ILEETA - International Law Enforcement Educator’s & Trainer’s Association
IALEFI – International Association Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
NTOA – National Tactical Officers Association
National Rifle Association (Life Member)
Idaho Peace Officers Association
National Sports Shooting Foundation
National Association of Shooting Ranges
National Association of Firearms Retailers

We pride ourselves in maintaining a reputation  as a trusted source for firearms and shooting range related case review, depositions and trial testimony for civil or criminal litigation.

Leaving no question unanswered, we are able to coordinate with colleagues from across the nation to ensuring that initial case evaluations are handled with efficiency and provide an unmatched level of knowledge and care.

We will be happy to discuss your case and consultation needs, working as your partner in attaining a reliable and credible case assessment for you and your client. We invite you to contact us for more information.