William H. Nesbitt, CPP, Certified CPTED Practitioner

President of Security Management Service International

Bill has been a security professional for more than 30 years. He divides his time between providing security expertise and consulting experience to a wide range of clientele and has provided forensic security expertise as an expert witness in security driven litigation for over 300 cases. Bill has been a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1978, having taken the very first certification exam. He has completed the ASIS International sponsored Program for Security Executive at the famed Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently Bill has completed the four-month Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) certification course at Florida Atlantic University, Institute for Design & Construction, School of Architecture.

Bill has provided security consulting and training services to a broad array of industries such as healthcare, shopping centers, biotech companies, apartment and condominium complexes (HOA), manufacturing plants, supply chain, food processors, construction sites, educational facilities, and sports and entertainment venues. These services include, but are not limited to, complete security assessments, analysis questionnaires, outsourced management support, project management and security design.

As a court certified security expert, Bill has testified in hundreds of litigation matters, for both plaintiff and defense law firms covering the past 30+ years, and 46 States. These cases have largely been premises liability claims, asserting the inadequate provision of security. Although the majority of these cases have been personal injury lawsuits, there have been a significant number of property crime cases, such as cargo theft. Another category of litigation has involved the assertion of intentional torts such as use of excessive force, racial and ethnic profiling, false arrest and breach of privacy.

Bill is a member of the ASIS International’s Healthcare Security Council and has previously served the Physical Security Council and the Crime and Loss Control Council. He is an often-sought-after speaker on a wide array of security topics. Bill has been interviewed by the print and electronic media on numerous occasions, including in the wake of active shooter events.


Certified Protection Professional (CPP)


ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives

ASIS American Society for Industrial Security

ASHRM American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers

Cal-DOCA (Member of the Board of Directors)


ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers

ICA International CPTED Association (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)

SCAHRM Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management

ISCPP, International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioner

IAHSS, International Association For Healthcare Security & Safety