Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a commercial law attorney for eight years. During his police years he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in hostage survival training and reducing legal risk in Sub Saharan Africa. He also wrote nine books on business, law, counter terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters. He is a widower and lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.