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Steven C. Millwee, CPP



STEVEN C. MILLWEE, CPP, is the President and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., founded in 1978. Mr. Millwee is the author of The SecurTest System, which includes over 300 applicant and employment questionnaires. He is also a co-author of The Threat From Within: Workplace Violence with labor attorney John-Edward Alley.

Mr. Millwee specializes in workplace violence prevention and intervention, as well as crisis management. He also consults on employee misconduct, focusing on issues such as theft, sexual harassment, management and employee training (which defuses the potential for workplace violence or employment liability). He is one of today’s most dynamic, highest-rated speakers on workplace violence and leadership development. Mr. Millwee is also the author of two training manuals on criminal investigation, polygraph, and interview and interrogation techniques. He is listed in Who’s Who In Leading American Executives and was the founding member of the editorial board for Loss Prevention Professional.

Mr. Millwee has testified as an expert witness in the fields of workplace violence, negligent hiring, retention, screening, security, polygraph, and police procedures. He is a crisis management consultant to many American corporations when conducting violence and threat assessments. Mr. Millwee is the author of two custom threat assessment questionnaires: SecurViolence and SecurThreat.

An adjunct college instructor for over eight years, Mr. Millwee taught at St. Petersburg Junior College, the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement and the Tampa Police Academy. While a college instructor, he was certified through The Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training.

Mr. Millwee is a nationally known expert in human resource screening, employee theft and fraud, workplace violence, interview and interrogation. He is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International. The CPP distinction demonstrates a significant level of competency in the security profession through arduous testing, background qualifications, and the promotion of high standards of professional conduct.

Mr. Millwee lectures nationally on human resource and security issues. He lectures with the Council On Education In Management, American Society for Industrial Security, National Safety Council, Building Owners Management Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Institute of Business Law (California State University, Los Angeles) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), among others. He has also addressed the National Food Service Security Council on workplace violence prevention and employment practices. Mr. Millwee’s highly rated lectures include screening of applicants and employees, workplace violence, defusing disgruntled and violent workers, domestic violence, negligent security, employee theft, fraud prevention, employee investigations, hostage survival, robbery survival, negligent hiring and retention, interview and interrogation, leadership development, and written testing. Mr. Millwee has authored chapters in the comprehensive IBL Employment Regulations manual about employment practices and workplace violence.

Mr. Millwee’s expertise and techniques are listed in the 1997, 1998, and 2002 editions of Best Business Practices, published by the American Society for Industrial Security. A well-published author, his most recent articles include:

"Holistic Threat Assessment Strategies – Mitigating and Managing Threats and Acts of Violence!" Loss Prevention Magazine. (July/August 2013)

“How Security Executives Can Leverage Expert Witness.” Security Magazine. (July 2012)

“Spillover - When Workplace VIolence Spreads Into the Public Domain” Security Magazine. (May 2012)

“Sitting in the Hot Seat: Healthcare Security to the Witness Stand.” Journal for Healthcare Protection Management. (January 2007, Volume 23, Number 1)

“LP’s Role in Preventing Workplace Violence.” Loss Prevention Magazine. (March 2006)

“Security inside the Door in Preventing Workplace Violence.” ASIS International Virtual Forum Online presentation. (March 2006)

In previous years, Mr. Millwee was the lead detective in the Unsolved Murder Unit of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida. He was responsible for all murder investigations that remained unsolved over six months. Mr. Millwee formerly was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. and served in law enforcement for seven years.

In over 30 years of helping corporations and government agencies defuse hostile or threatening employees, no incidents of retaliatory violence have occurred using the methods and counsel offered by Mr. Millwee. Moreover, The SecurTest System has never been successfully challenged in court as it is obtains biographical confessions from the consumer on topics relevant to the business instead of attempting to predict future behavior.

Mr. Millwee has over 34 years of experience in interview, interrogation, investigations, testing, and management. He holds a BA from the University of South Florida in Criminology.

An Industry Leader

Mr. Millwee is a former president of ASIS International (2002) and Chairman of the Board (2003). ASIS International (formerly American Society for Industrial Security) is the leading professional organization for certified security professionals and executives. Click on the Video Start button to hear Mr. Millwee talk about being named to the 2013 University of South Florida's Wall of Fame.

What Other Attorneys Say About Mr. Millwee

“I have tried hundreds of cases the last three decades all over the country on all types of legal matters. Having a great expert on the key issues in dispute is critical.  Steve Millwee is as good as it gets for a workplace violence case.  He has incredible credentials, is very thorough, and presents very well to a lay jury.  His testimony in my case resulted in a good verdict for our client on a matter that may very well have been lost without his involvement, particularly when we were dealing with a very conservative court in a very conservative jurisdiction”.

Brent W. Coon, Esquire - Board Certified-Civil Trial Law (NBTA) - Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law (TBLS)

 

“It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for educating me on so many levels.  I hope we have an opportunity to work together again in the future.  Please also feel free to use our firm as a reference although with your credentials I doubt you ever need one.” Clayton J. Fitzsimmons, Esq. - FITZSIMMONS LAW FIRM PLLC - 2013

 

“There is no shortage of experts. But the best have the ability to comprehend the entire case, to analyze the testimony of every witness and to articulate opinions in a strong, yet clear manner that juries are able to believe. This best defines Steve Millwee.  His dynamic presentation skills are unparalleled. In one instance, Steve’s questions forced the opposing expert’s testimony to differ from his report, and he came to agree with Steve, which proved pivotal in resolving the case in my client’s favor.” James Glober, a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney

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