9063 Autumn Haze Drive
Naples, Florida 34109-1501
Phone: 1-239-593-8033


Due to the complexities of today's legal system, I accept and review cases only from attorneys or paralegal assistants.

William T. Gaut, PhD



    Criminal Justice Consultant
    Working in the fields of Criminal Justice and Private/Proprietary Security.


    Birmingham Police Department; Birmingham, AL
    Rank at Retirement: Captain of Detectives

    Uniform Patrol Division

    Police Academy Instructor (Sergeant)
    Assisted in the development and implementation of the Alabama Minimum Standards & Training Commission Curriculum, Policies and Procedures.

    Detective Sergeant - Homicide Division
    Lead investigator for literally hundreds of major felony cases of Homicide, Rape, Felony Assault, and Kidnapping.

    Lieutenant - Chief's Administrative Staff
    Supervised the Business aspect of the department including purchasing of daily supplies and equipment, Preparation, Implementation, Control of the annual $36 million budget, and Departmental Inspections. Responsibilities included licensing, inspection and supervision of all Public Service Companies and City Emergency Medical respondents.

    Coordinated the Departmental Accreditation activities.

    Captain - Precinct Commander (East & North Precincts)
    Supervised the daily activities of 90-120 officers per precinct.

    Detective Captain (Detective Division Commander)
    Supervised the activities of 130 investigators.

    Administrator/Director (Jefferson County District Attorney's Special Services Division; Birmingham, AL)
    Designed and performed the initial public research project to determine the need for a new division, and wrote the organization's Daily Operations Procedures. Screened/hired the clerical and investigative staff. Administered the division's daily operations including Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Case/Trial Preparation, Case Filing System, Courtroom Litigation, Computer System Design and Marketing. The Special Services Division specialized in the investigation, prosecution, and recovery of worthless checks, fraud, embezzlement and related white-collar financial crimes.

    Adjunct Professor (Jefferson State Community College; Birmingham, AL)
    Teaching the following subjects:

    • Criminal Law
    • Homicide Investigation
    • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
    • Fundamentals of Criminal Justice (Police Practices and Procedures)


Security Training Institute, Inc.

CEO and majority stockholder of this multi-state, Subchapter-S corporation approved by the States of Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. STI specialized in the training and certification of private and proprietary security guards and security management. We trained for virtually every industry including but not limited to Hotels, Manufacturing, Banking, Private Security, Food Service, Retail Department Stores, Public Police Officers, Public Utilities, Shopping Malls, public School Systems, and Major Universities.

General Manager/CEO (RaDiUs/Jasper Motorsports, Inc.; Denver, NC)

Business Manager and CEO of this NASCAR Racing organization. Managed the daily operations of the corporation including Security and Risk Management, Personnel, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Marketing.


I have previously taught at the Birmingham Police Academy and Jefferson State Community College in the fields of Homicide Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Police Management, Emergency Response, and Fundamentals of Law Enforcement; and lectured in the fields of Criminal Justice, Security Fundamentals and Business Management at the following Universities:

University of Alabama
Birmingham Southern College
Jefferson State Community College

University of Alabama-Birmingham
Auburn University
Samford University

I continue to accept Investigative/Expert Witness cases for attorneys including Civil/Criminal Investigation, Civil Wrongful Death, Homicide, Premise Liability, Security Operations/Evaluations, and Police Practices & Procedures.




Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice
Northcentral University


Public & Private Management (MPA/MBA)
Birmingham Southern College


Criminal Justice
University of Alabama-Birmingham


Law Enforcement
Jefferson State Community College


  • Certified (Level III) Forensic Medical Investigator
    • Board Certification, Diplomat Status: The American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Certified Forensic Consultant
  • Certified Police Academy Instructor (former designation by the State of Alabama)
  • Certified Driving Instructor (former designation by the State of Florida)
  • Member National Sheriff's Association (NSA)
  • Member American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Member American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • Member American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFEI)
  • Member International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Member American Correctional Association (ACA)
  • Member National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
  • Member Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society

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