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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Human Factors and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Specialty Focus: self defense, police use of force incidents, police shootings, police training, unjustified shootings, law enforcement, investigations, aquatic investigations, civilian self defense training, gangs, SWAT, cognitive task analysis

Education: Master of Public Administration, Columbia Southern University; Bachelor of Science, The Union Institute; Force Analyst, Force Science Institute; Arrest-Related and In-Custody Death Investigative Specialist, Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc.

Years in Practice: 6

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As a decorated law enforcement officer with service in both urban and rural municipal agencies and a county sheriff’s department, Bruce Champagne has completed assignments as a patrol and investigations supervisor, corrections officer and supervisor, criminal gang investigator, forensic diver, major crimes detective, civilian review board representative, SWAT leader and member, and firearms/defensive tactics instructor. Bruce is a previous president of the Utah Tactical Officers Association, Utah Gang Investigators Association, and the Utah Forensic Divers Association. Utilizing the scientific method, Bruce has investigated multiple, officer-involved critical incidents (under various protocols as a certified Force Science Analyst and In-Custody Death Investigator), cold cases, and civilian uses-of-force. Bruce is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Public Safety Association (IPSA), Society for Integrity in Force Investigation and Reporting, and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and is a certified instructor in firearms, batons, aerosols, arrest control, and various law enforcement and civilian defensive tactics systems. In addition to a Master of Public Administration degree, Bruce previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated from the National Police Corps Leadership Development School. Bruce was an adjunct criminal justice instructor at Provo College and has been a national, law enforcement topic panelist in events held in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Bruce has assisted various legal defense firms, has experience as an expert witness in federal, state, and municipal courts, and has been pre-approved by the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) and the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).