Aaron T. Olson

Beavercreek, Oregon

General Specialty

Human Resources
Law Enforcement
Police Practices and Procedures

Specialty Focus

Bias Investigations
Conflict Management
Discrimination Investigations
Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
Employment Screening
Employment Training
Government Investigation
Harassment Investigations
Human Resource Investigations
Human Resources
Mediation Management
Occupational Risk Management
Officer-Involved Shootings
Police Administration
Police Arrests
Police Ethics
Police Investigations
Police Misconduct
Police Misconduct Investigations
Police Policies
Police Practices and Procedures
Police Procedures
Police Use of Force
Report Writing
Retaliation Investigations
Risk Management
Sexual Discrimination
Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
Workplace Bullying
Workplace Safety
Workplace Violence
Wrongful Arrest
Wrongful Discharge
Wrongful Dismissal
Wrongful Termination

Primary Areas of Expertise

Law Enforcement and Police Practice & Procedures

Police and Human Resources

Aaron T. Olson, has decades of experience in the field of Police and Human Resources. His foundation of knowledge and skills comes from a career in law enforcement, and being a college educator, expert witness, consultant, and trainer.

Mr. Olson’s company, A.T. Olson Consulting, LLC,  is certified by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); and the State of Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) as a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB).


Background Experience:

Mr. Olson has 26 years of police experience with the Oregon State Police managing assignments in communications, recruitment, and patrol. He supervised and evaluated both police and non-police employees. He was a member of the OSP Procedures and Rules Advisory Committee and worked with Oregon’s Department of Justice legal team in rewriting and validating OSP’s trooper and cadet applicant hiring process.

As a patrol supervisor, Mr. Olson directed major crime scenes and motor vehicle fatalities investigations. He reviewed and approved administrative, police, and use of force reports. He investigated allegations of police officer misconduct, conducted background checks, and participated in specialized tasks in community policing, dignitary protection with the U.S. Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies. In his tenure he had experience in police pursuits, the use of physical force and deadly force and next-of-kin death notifications..

Mr. Olson is a former human resources investigator with Local Government Personnel Institute, Salem, OR. He conducted background and misconduct investigations on city and county employees and city and county elected officials, as well as city police chiefs. His misconduct investigations included sexual harassment, discrimination retaliation and hostile work environments. He wrote the investigative reports and made the findings of facts on all misconduct allegations.


Litigation Support:

Mr. Olson meets the criteria of an expert witness as outlined in the Federal Rules of Evidence. He has experience in offering expert opinions on cases involving police misconduct, police procedures, police and non-police use of force, police pursuits, and employer investigations on employees. Mr. Olson’s services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants and include diagnostics, thorough reporting, depositions, arbitration hearings, and trial testimony as needed.



  • Published co-writer of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 7th Edition by Pearson
  • Published co-writer of Multicultural and Diversity Strategies for the Fire Service by Pearson
  • Retired Oregon State Police Sergeant with 26 years of police service with personal experiences in using physical and deadly force
  • Former Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Instructor on Background Investigations, Internal Affairs Investigations and Report Writing
  • Former Local Government Personnel Institute HR Investigator: Investigated police chiefs, county commissioners, city council members, and employees
  • Current adjunct professor at Eastern State Oregon University teaching Multiculturalism in Emergency Services
  • Current adjunct instructor at Portland Community College teaching Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Professions and Civil Liability in Criminal Justice
  • U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Military Police Corp
  • Retired Commissioned Officer from the U.S. Army Reserves


Areas of Expertise:

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Police Practices and Procedures
  • Police Investigations and Arrests
  • Government Investigations
  • Human Resource Investigations
  • Bias, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Investigations


Mr. Olson is a published co-writer of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 7th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, and Multicultural and Diversity Strategies for the Fire Service, Pearson Prentice Hall. Further, he is an adjunct college professor teaching Civil Liability in Criminal Justice courses.


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About Mr. Olson


Master in Education, Oregon State University; B.S. in Administration of Justice, Portland State University



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