About Us

Apex Partners Ltd. provides innovative solutions across the public policy, security, and science domains, partnering with public and private sector clients across the globe to solve their most difficult challenges.

Our staff includes scientists, engineers, analysts, specialists, and technicians with a wealth of experience in the public and private sector.

Providing innovative solutions in the following areas :
  • Public Policy Consulting
  • Forensic Science Services
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Forensic Science Training
  • ISR Consulting and Training
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Shooting Incident Consulting
  • Engineering Services
  • Constitutional / Ethical Policing
  • Validation and Compliance

"We make the complex understandable."

"From the battlefield to the board room ... from the laboratory to the courtroom... we've got you covered."

Jim Hoerricks

Managing Partner Jim Hoerricks, PhD, AVFA Pn1, brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to Apex Partners, Ltd.
Dr. Hoerricks is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as a Surveillance Specialist and the department's Senior Forensic Multimedia Analyst. He co-founded the LAPD’s forensic multimedia laboratory in 2002 and helped set the standard for its handling of this unique type of evidence. He is the author of the best-selling book, Forensic Photoshop, and a co-author of Best Practices for the Retrieval of Video Evidence from Digital CCTV Systems (DCCTV Guide). He currently serves on the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science’s (OSAC) Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis subcommittee as the leader of the Video Task Group. Among the many certifications that he holds, he is a certified Audio / Video Forensic Analyst (ETA-i).

Elsewhere in public service, he served two terms as President of the Board of Directors of the West Valley County Water District, an elected statewide office. Additionally, he served one term as a Trustee for the Sonoma County Junior College District, a locally elected official. As an undergrad, he interned for CA Assemblyman Dan Houser of Arcata.

In the private sector, he served as the Director of Customer Support and Training for Amped Software, Inc, creating the curriculum for it's training programs - continuing to deliver that training all over the world. He also founded and runs the Praeceptory at Towcester Abbey, a non-profit research and education charity focusing on improving the lives of autistic people and their families.

He earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. He earned a PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership from Trident University Intl. in Cypress, CA. He also earned a M.Ed. in Instructional Design from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT, whilst validating the course design for Statistics for Forensic Analysts. His professional affiliations include the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), ASTM International (E30), and the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (CSoFS UK).