Charles Ahmad, CPP

Mableton, Georgia

General Specialty

Law Enforcement
Police Procedures
Premises Liability
Security Negligence
Use of Force

Specialty Focus

Active Shooter Response
Arrest Procedures
Fugitive Investigations
In-Custody Death
Inadequate/Negligent Security
Law Enforcement
Officer-Involved Shootings
Police Procedures
Premises Liability
Security Guards
Security Management
Tactical Operations
Use of Force
Use of Informants
Workplace Violence

Primary Areas of Expertise

Law Enforcement, Police Procedures, Premises Liability, Security Negligence, Use of Force

Charlie Ahmad is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, asset protection, and security training. Charlie founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. He is board-certified in security management by ASIS International and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University.

Charlie was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 25.5 years, retiring as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January 2022. He is a certified trainer and subject matter expert in multiple disciplines including high risk warrant service, active-shooter response, special operations, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, use of informants, and law enforcement media relations. Charlie has taught active-shooter prevention and response to hundreds of law enforcement officers and civilians. He has developed curriculum for and delivered specialized security related programs to over one thousand law enforcement officers and civilians throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa.

During his career with the USMS, Charlie was directly responsible for numerous aspects of security including active-shooter response, cameras, locks, alarms, contract guards, threat management, protective intelligence, and workplace violence at federal courthouses around the country. Charlie also managed and oversaw confidential informant programs domestically and abroad. Charlie is an active member of ASIS International, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).

Charlie has been qualified in both federal and state court on dozens of occasions and provided testimony in various hearings, grand jury proceedings, and jury trials. Charlie has completed SEAK expert witness training courses in testimony and report writing.



  • B.S., Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University



  • Expert Witness Reports
  • Document Analysis
  • Expert Testimony
  • Response to Opposition Statements
  • Assistance with Preparing Questions for Depositions



  • Board Certified in Security Management
  • Adjunct Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Law Enforcement & Civilian Active Shooter Response Instructor
  • High-Risk Fugitive Apprehension Instructor
  • Tactical Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor


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