"We are confident in his ability to manage sensitive information and to
treat confidential matters as such."
William J. Cronin
Roy Bedard has worked within the public safety sector and criminal justice system as a police officer and police trainer for over twenty eight years, traveling throughout the nation and abroad providing training and expertise to police, corrections, military and civilian audiences with RRB Systems, International. This unique global training experience has provided a framework for understanding how law enforcement, prison services and security practices are conducted in different places and under different conditions. Mr. Bedard has seen first hand how policies are developed, shaped and carried out in a variety of geographical and political climates to address a variety of situations.
As a consultant, Mr. Bedard has done extensive training, policy development and project management for law enforcement, corrections and security organizations. He consults to the media giving advice on television productions and analyzing unfolding law enforcement events to newspapers, magazine, public radio and internet radio. His commentary has appeared on ABC, CBS, NPR, USA Today and a variety of police related websites and hardcopy periodicals. Mr. Bedard is a listed subject matter expert by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and works closely with the Standards and Training Commission to develop curriculum for law enforcement officers in the State of Florida. He is on the expert panel of PoliceOne.com and provides expert analysis to attorneys in both criminal and civil actions across the United States.
His work has been featured in Florida Trend Magazine and he has been called the “World’s Policeman” by the US Commercial Services who have taken note of his International police training experience. He has assisted in the development of such non-scripted television series as ROOKIES (A&E) FEMALE FORCES (Biography Channel) OPERATION WILD (Planet Green) and TAKEDOWN Broward County (TLC).
He often provides live news analysis of unfolding events on public radio, television and a variety of other news sources.
Mr. Bedard has a bachelor's degree in Criminology and a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology focusing on human performance under stress. He is currently a doctorate student at the Florida State University in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, emphasizing the study of cognitive performance and training for crises and conflict situations.
Mr. Bedard's expertise is in assessing the validity and reasonableness of use of force and police procedure. He has also been recognized as an expert in defensive tactics, aerosol sprays, intermediate weapons, the use of deadly force and the phenomena of clutch reflex (unintentional firearm discharges). Having served as an expert in both civil and criminal cases in State and Federal court, he has experience in objectively looking at use of force transactions and giving an analysis that is supported by sound facts and legal parameters. Though the intentional use of force by police is an imperfect science, he apply rules based on law, policy and precedent to render his opinions. The decisions that police make, the tools that they use, and the application of their techniques are all part of a system of integrated methodologies that fall within a framework of acceptable standards.
What Roy Bedard Can Do
Roy Bedard has been retained to review cases, submit reports, and called to testify to the actions of police, corrections, security and civilians in a variety of use of force encounters. He is personally connected to many law enforcement product manufacturers and trainers in the US and has taken the time to follow new technologies, initiate new products and training concepts and to understand the possibilities and restrictions in subject control. Mr. Bedard is competent to speak to both non-lethal and lethal force encounters.