Bryan Patterson — LELDF Use Of Force Expert

Mr. Patterson worked for the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department from 1978 to 2006 as Master Police Officer.

He served as a patrol officer, SWAT team member, and Criminal Justice Academy instructor.

Mr. Patterson taught criminal justice courses in the Fairfax County school system and served as an auxiliary deputy in the Fairfax Sheriff's Department.

From 2006 to 2014, Bryan was a use of force supervisor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, where he was responsible for all defensive tactics instruction for basic recruit and in-service training classes involving thousands of police officers and deputies among the member agencies.

Mr. Patterson's expertises include:

  • Officer Safety and Survival
  • Firearms
  • Pressure Point Controls
  • Baton
  • Taser
  • Chemical Munitions
  • Search and Seizure
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Use of Force

During his law enforcement tenure, Mr. Patterson assisted in multiple internal investigations related to the proper use of force and has been certified as an expert in use of force matters in state and federal court. He received multiple awards and commendations for his law enforcement work.