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Rick Root
Rick RootNorthwest Regional Director
Richard “Rick” Root is the Owner and President of Richard Root Investigations. He is a judicially recognized expert and has more than 35 years’ experience in law enforcement and security. Rick began his law enforcement career in 1982, as a Security Police Officer in the United States Air Force. In 1988, he transitioned from military to civilian law enforcement. Rick joined the Boynton Beach Police Department. During his tenure with the Boynton Beach Police Department, Rick became a use of force instructor and subsequently designated the agency’s use of force expert. Rick experienced many lethal force encounters and served as the department’s expert witness on cases involving the use of force by police officers. After retiring, Rick joined the largest American-owned security company in the United States. He progressively excelled because of his work ethic and expertise. Rick functioned as the organization’s Regional Operations Manager, in the State of Florida. Rick was later promoted to District Manager, he was responsible for district operations with a $19 million dollar budget, servicing the needs of 58 clients and a workforce of over 650 employees, including managers, supervisors and security officers. Rick oversaw investigations both internally and externally for operational and employee issues. Rick graduated from the Southern Police Institutes 33rd Command Officer Development Course at the University of Louisville. He is a FALI Life Member and is currently serving as FALI President