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Roy Bedard

Learning from the Experience

Roy Bedard is the President of RRB Systems International, a law enforcement product and training company in Tallahassee, Fla. Bedard travels throughout the United States and abroad training police, corrections and military professionals in close quarter and field tactics. Roy is a Consulting Producer for the A&E series Rookies and Biography Channel’s FEMALE FORCES, starring Police1 Columnist Betsy Brantner-Smith and the women of Naperville Police Department. Bedard’s latest project, Operation Wild, is a six episode season focusing on the officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Check out his websites at and

In part one of this three-part series, Police1 Contributor Roy Bedard examines the oft-used mantra in police deadly force training: “We don’t shoot to kill. We shoot to stop.”
In part two of this three-part series, Police1 Contributor Roy Bedard recalls a discussion he’d had with a police trainer in the Czech Republic
In the third and final part of this three-part series, Police1 Contributor Roy Bedard looks at police deadly force training in the United States
The female warrior is often more cautious than her male counterpart, spending more time planning, recognizing that brute strength cannot often compensate for poor tactical decision-making
A women warrior’s prowess should not be defined by how big or physically powerful she is – in fact, neither should a man’s
Justification for using deadly force must explain the officer’s reasonable belief that his life or the life of another was in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm
In an open area of the woods known as “the shooting range” Officer Vann Streety survived a deadly ambush through his own sheer force of will
When cops tell stories about everything going wrong, everyone learns from the experience