Please join us for lunch!
For our meeting Monday, October 31st 2022, we welcome Paul LaRosa,
consultant for Eagle Security Group.
Paul LaRosa’s career with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spanned 28 years and
included extensive crime scene, tactical, investigative, criminal investigative analysis (criminal profiling),
and threat assessment and management experience. Mr. LaRosa was the lead agent on hundreds of
violent crime cases including homicide, sexual assault, school shootings, and stalking. He was a team
leader for tactical operations that include perimeter security, emergency medical technician, and
hostage negotiating. In addition, he has assisted other law enforcement agencies across North America
including US federal law enforcement and Canadian law enforcement.
As a Special Agent and Lieutenant supervisor with SLED, Mr. LaRosa has responded to major crime
scenes throughout South Carolina and the surrounding states. As a highly trained crime scene expert, he
has provided insight and guidance on complex cases and has testified in both South Carolina General
Sessions Court and US Federal Court as an expert in crime scene reconstruction, blood stain analysis,
latent prints, footwear, and tire tread analysis. While a member of SLED’s Special Weapons and Tactics
(SWAT) Team, Mr. LaRosa provided site security to numerous dignitaries and assisted US Federal
Agencies with high-profile events including US Presidential debates.
In 2010, Mr. LaRosa was selected to train as an understudy as a criminal profiler and was certified in
2012. The final two months of his understudy were spent in-house with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) Behavioral Analysis Unit in Virginia. He was an original member of the Association of
Law Enforcement Profilers (ALEP) and is a Full Fellow with the International Criminal Investigative
Analysis Fellowship (ICIAF). He was selected in 2018 to lead the SLED Behavioral Science Unit. While in
the BSU, Mr. LaRosa received training in all areas of criminal behavior specializing in threat assessment
and management, stalking, homicide, sexual assault, violent risk assessment, and workplace violence.
He has extensive experience in the areas of reasonable security, deterrability, and reasonable
foreseeability. Mr. LaRosa has provided training in the areas of threat assessment and management to
Government Agencies in South Carolina including sitting Judges, SC elected officials, and the SC
Department of Education. He was a committee member of the 2019 published School-Based Behavioral
Threat Assessment and Management: Best Practices Guide for South Carolina K-12 Schools.
Mr. LaRosa has testified as an expert witness in US District Court, South Carolina General Sessions Court,
and South Carolina Probate Court as an expert witness in threat assessment and management. He has
also provided testimony regarding crime analysis and violent criminal behavior. Mr. LaRosa is a sought-
after instructor in all areas of criminal profiling and currently teaches Profiling the Violent Crime Scene
at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With his extensive credentials and qualifications, Mr. LaRosa serves Eagle as a law enforcement expert
and trainer/speaker. Mr. LaRosa provides case consultation, civil and criminal litigation support,
investigative support, and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Behavioral Analysis to include Threat
Assessment and Deterrability of an Offender; Reasonableness of Security and Foreseeability; Workplace
Violence (WPV) to include Difficult Terminations, Threatening Employees and Concerning
Communications; Crime Scene Reconstruction and Violent Crime.