Mr. Wayne Maxey is a twenty-six-year law enforcement veteran, Certified Threat Manager (CTM), and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) who has evaluated, investigated and managed hundreds of cases of stalking and threats and incidences of workplace violence during his career. Mr. Maxey is recognized as an expert in all phases of workplace violence prevention, including policy design, best-in-class training for line employees to executives, conducting site security surveys, and safely intervening, assessing and managing workplace threats.
Mr. Maxey been a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) since 1996, and was a founding member of the San Diego ATAP chapter. He is one of the first 50 professionals in the United Sates to achieve the CTM status.
Mr. Maxey began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the San Diego Police Department. In 1986, he joined the Chula Vista Police Department where his assignments included patrol, investigations and patrol sergeant. In 1994, he joined the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office as an investigator, and in 1996, he was assigned as the first investigator to a vertical prosecution unit which addressed the crime of stalking and criminal threats – the first prosecutor’s office in the country to create such a unit.
Before his retirement in 2010, Mr. Maxey served as the commander of the Special Operations Division for that department, where he developed, implemented and managed the policy and program to identify, assess and manage threats made to the district attorney and employees of the district attorney’s office. Further, during his time with the District Attorney’s office, he conducted background investigations and investigated, supervised and managed cases involving political corruption, public official misconduct, officer involved shootings, and internal affairs.
As a founding member of ATAP, Mr. Maxey was elected the first president of the chapter, and has served in various leadership positions at the local and national board level. He authored a chapter entitled: “Stalking the Stalker: Law Enforcement Investigation and Intervention” in the book Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection (CRC Press, 2001), and has published numerous other journal articles on stalking, threat assessment and workplace violence. Mr. Maxey has also instructed and lectured as an expert on the topics of stalking, threat assessment, and workplace violence throughout the U.S. and at training venues for New Scotland Yard in the United Kingdom.
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