Bukata & Associates: What Do We Do:

We conduct safety and security assessments and training for public and private businesses in order to minimize risk and liability. We also specialize in police policies/procedures development and interpretation, Police Department Consulting and providing expert courtroom testimony or Litigation Support in:

Litigation Support Topics (Civil or Criminal) (not inclusive)

Litigation Support (Civil or Criminal):

  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Case Analysis
  • Commercial vehicle negligence
  • Community policing initiatives
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Domestic counter terrorism initiatives
  • Evidence collection and storage protocols for law enforcement agencies
  • Expert witness testimony and litigation preparation relating to police procedures and practices for both defendants and plaintiffs
  • False Arrest
  • Fire & Post Blast Investigations
  • Homeland security initiatives
  • Homicide; including police involved deaths
  • Internal Affairs investigations
  • Interview & Interrogation and Statement Analysis
  • Law enforcement accreditation
  • Law enforcement litigation
  • Law enforcement policies and procedures: development and review
  • Law enforcement related technology
  • Leadership development
  • Media relations – crisis management
  • Negligent injury or death
  • Negligent hiring & retention.
  • Police hiring practices, recruitment, and retention issues
  • Police Procedures and Tactics
  • Police Supervision.
  • Police Training.
  • Police use of lethal and less lethal use of force
  • Police vehicle pursuits
  • Preparing for and responding to mass disasters
  • Professional Standards Investigations (Internal Affairs)
  • Racial Profiling
  • Stand Your Ground Defense
  • Traffic homicide
  • Training initiatives
  • Use of Force

Negligent Security:

  • Corporate and private plant security related matters
  • Negligent injury or death
  • Premises Liability
  • Security development and deployment
  • Security/Threat assessments
  • Use of Force
  • Negligent Security


Child Dependency:

  • Child Abuse and/or Neglect
  • Child dependency investigations
  • Mandated State Investigative Timelines
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Termination of Parental Rights


College/University (As Mandated by Federal Law):

  • College and University security and law enforcement (including access control)
  • Crime Categories Covered
  • Crime Reporting Geography and Availability
  • Federal Title IX requirements and investigations
  • Jeanne Clery Act requirements and investigations
  • Requirements of the Annual Security Report
  • Sexual Assault Investigations and Mandated Protocols
  • Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
  • Title IX Mandated Reporting
  • Victim Rights, Options, and Resources