"We are confident in his ability to manage sensitive information and to treat confidential matters as such."
William J. Cronin
Police Procedure, Self Defense and Governmental Use of Force
Roy Bedard, Ph.D. has over thirty Years experience in law enforcement, private security and corrections use of force training, addressing force transactions in the field, in facilities, state prisons and county jails. As a career field and classroom instructor, Dr. Bedard is gifted with the ability to clearly articulate and describe the often confusing and complex science of law enforcement decision making and use of force in easy to understand terms. He has helped legal counselors, administrative personnel and civilian jurors make sense of the contributing factors which justify or invalidate the use of force.
Dr. Bedard has consulted and trained law enforcement officers throughout the US and abroad since 1986 on issues including, empty hand tactics, proper use and application of handcuffs and restraints, use of police impact weapons, deployment of chemical aerosols and sprays and the use of firearms and dart firing stun guns. He has testified in deposition and open court to matters involving use of force decision making, arrest procedures, street interdiction, private security permissions and limitations, jail classification issues, facility security, policy review of operational procedures and cell extraction methods. He is a court approved expert in use of force, defensive tactics, police procedures & practices, self-defense, clutch reflex and combat stress. He is regularly sourced for testimony in civilian claims of self defense. He has never been rejected as an expert in any jurisdiction where he has been asked to offer testimony.
Dr. Bedard is available for a preliminary consultation to determine if he may provide expert assistance in both civil and criminal cases in State or Federal court.
A full curriculum vitae is available upon request.