Shelton R. Moreland Urban Crime Prevention Expert Security Consultant


About Us

Shelton R. Moreland is an internationally known author, trainer, speaker, private investigator, and security consultant. He is an expert in the fields of security management, crime and loss prevention, investigations, self defense, and premises liability. He specializes in the anticipation, recognition, and prevention of crime on most commercial property types. He consults with business owners and managers, insurance agencies, and the police on how to reduce the risk. Mr. Moreland also consults with the media, attorneys, and testifies as a security expert witness in various jurisdictions.

Security Consulting Services

Shelton Moreland has conducted over 2000 security surveys of commercial properties where crime has been a problem and has provided advice on how to reduce the risk. He has performed thousands of crime demographic studies, risk assessments, and investigations. Mr. Moreland is an expert on the subjects of Urban Crime Prevention, violence on commercial properties and retail loss prevention.

Expert Witness Services

Shelton Moreland is a very effective security expert witness. He has testified over 150 times at depositions and over 30 times at trials. He testifies as a security expert witness in litigation matters involving allegations of crime foreseeability, inadequate security, premises liability, loss prevention, and in security officer negligence matters involving allegations of negligent hiring, training, supervision, misconduct, false arrest, false imprisonment, racial profiling, and excessive use of force. He has worked for both, the Plaintiff and Defense Attorney as a consultant or expert witness.

Environments Serviced

Apartments, Condominiums, Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Grocery Stores, Department Stores, Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores, Nightclubs, Bars, Gas Stations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Retail Stores, Banks, ATM machines, Universities, Hospitals, Schools, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Casinos, Sports Stadiums, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Public Parks.

Criminal Activity Solutions

Homicide, Kidnap, Rape, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Stalking, Carjacking, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Battery, Gang Activity, Drug Activity, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Weapons Screening, Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary, Auto Theft, Auto Burglary, Shoplifting, Grand Theft, Petty theft, Employee Theft, Vandalism, Loitering, Trespassing, Fraud, Identity Theft, Bullying, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Racial Profiling, Excessive Use of Force, and Workplace Violence.


Mr. Moreland has over 40 years of education and experience and has absorbed thousands of hours of specialized training. Throughout his career, he has developed cost effective security programs for commercial properties of all sizes and for many internationally known corporations. He has thousands of hours of hands-on experience working with commercial properties such as nightclubs, retail stores, shopping centers, convenience store chains, fast-food outlets, and apartment properties. He has earned a solid reputation for conceiving solutions that are practical, reasonable, and effective because of having been there and knowing that security programs must interface with the asset protected. He has assisted in developing crime prevention standards and has received awards for his service to his profession.

Mr. Moreland has an A.A. degree in Police Science, a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, and has completed 6-units towards an M.S. degree in the same major. He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of crime foreseeability, crime prevention, retail security, and premises liability and has consulted with or appeared on several radio and television shows speaking on the topics of crime prevention and self defense. He has authored over 50 articles, dozens of security training, and personal safety videos. He is currently publishing a book entitled Urban Crime Prevention.  

Professional Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Private Investigator  
  • Licensed Proprietary Private Security Employer  
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Certified Security Professional (CSP)
  • Certified International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS)
  • Certified Professional Investigator
  • Certified Private Security Officer Instructor  
  • Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor  
  • Certified Instructor - Crime Free Business Solutions
  • Certified Instructor - Crime Free Apartment Program
  • Certified Instructor - Crime Free Hotel/Motel Program
  • Certified Instructor - Crime Prevention 
  • Certified Global Entry Trusted Traveler US Homeland Security
  • Certified Life Support for Healthcare Providers, (CPR & AED)
  • Certified Universal First Aid


Professional Memberships

  • ASIS International - American Society for Industrial Security
  • International Crime Free Association - Lifetime Membership
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • Crime Prevention Coalition of America
  • Retail Special Agents Association
  • National Apartment Association

For More Information:

Call Mr. Moreland directly to discuss your security needs. 404-790-4375

  Disclaimer; These pages are written as a community service for those interested in the subjects of security, crime prevention, loss prevention, risk analysis, and liability issues. The reader understands that the author is not a lawyer, nor engaged in the practice of law, and is not rendering legal advice. Shelton and its employees shall have no liability to any persons or entities with respect to any loss, liability or damage alleged to be caused by the application or reliance on information or opinions published on this website.

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