Strengthening Safety Worldwide Through Community Engagement, Advocacy & Expert Testimony
Passionate Advocate for Justice
Traci Ruiz is a fierce and passionate advocate for justice, with a heart for serving those most vulnerable. She is frequently called upon for her expert witness testimony, after rising through the ranks with 25 years of law enforcement experience. A highly regarded and trusted public safety figure, Traci is uniquely positioned to educate, equip, and empower—especially underserved and marginalized populations—through community engagement, advocacy, prevention and preparedness planning, and risk mitigation and safety training.
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Expert Witness Testimony
Advocate for justice at your court case with an expert witness by your side.
As one of the few municipal officers to have ever worked on a locally created federal grand jury team and the first police officer ever appointed to the Michigan Governor’s Board of Medicine, Traci’s credibility is bolstered by decades of report analysis, thousands of interviews, case reviews, and investigations. She has the extensive knowledge, and first-hand experience that make her uniquely qualified as your justice-driven expert witness in these types of cases:
- Elder Abuse
- Relationship Violence
- Sexual Assault/Misconduct
- Law Enforcement Situations
Training, Education, and Community Engagement
Mitigate risks and eliminate unexpected costs through customized safety consulting.
Using her background as a law enforcement officer, educator, and defensive tactics instructor for the City of Lansing, Michigan Police Department, and the Mid-Michigan Police Academy, Traci combines hands-on and scenario-based training for personal, home, and work safety. She collaborates to identify which protection topics are most beneficial for you.
Preserve the safety, dignity, and well-being of vulnerable adult populations.
Traci knows first-hand how confusing and challenging the system can be for seniors and their caregivers. It’s not easy to deal with issues such as loss of independence, the onset of dementia, and potential abuse, which can include financial, verbal, and physical violence. With more than two decades of elder advocacy experience, law enforcement work, and volunteering with seniors, Traci is positioned to provide the resources, training, and education to support your journey. As a City of Lansing, Michigan police detective, she created and co-chaired the Ingham County Elder Death Review Team which worked towards the prevention of abuse and investigation of elder deaths. She also initiated an elder abuse summit that introduced critical improvements across Michigan and established a statewide guideline.
Traci leads with her 25 years of experience in elder abuse and law to educate you on the different components:
- Resourcing ethical care
- Recognizing signs of abuse, neglect, and maltreatment
- Reporting abuse and neglect
- Legal processes
Connect with diverse safety expertise to stay informed, prepared, and empowered.
Traci delivers dynamic presentations and motivational speeches with impactful content to engage with you on a deeper level and give you the tools to be an advocate for yourself and others. Her multicultural female perspective, 25-year law enforcement career, and decades of public policy experience qualifies her to connect with people globally, and give equitable, accessible insight.
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Whether you need an expert witness testimony, a speaker, or have concerns about elder abuse, Traci is here to serve.