As a decorated law enforcement officer with service in urban and rural municipal agencies and
a county sheriff’s department, Bruce Champagne completed assignments as a patrol and
investigations supervisor, corrections officer and supervisor, gang investigator, forensic diver, major crimes detective, civilian review board representative, SWAT leader, and firearms/defensive tactics instructor. Bruce was president of state tactical officers, gang investigators, and forensic divers associations.
Assisting legal defense firms and prosecutors’ offices, Bruce has investigated multiple, officer- involved critical incidents (as a certified Force Science Analyst and In-Custody Death Investigator), cold cases, and civilian uses-of-force and is experienced as an expert witness in federal, state, and municipal courts.
Bruce is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association,
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Society for Integrity in Force Investigation and Reporting, International Homicide Investigators Association, and National Tactical Officers Association, and a certified instructor in firearms, batons, aerosols, arrest control, and various law enforcement/civilian defensive tactics systems.
In addition to a Master of Public Administration degree, Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and graduated from the National Police Corps Leadership Development School. Bruce was an adjunct criminal justice instructor at Provo College and has been an invited national, law enforcement-topic panelist.
Education & Licenses
MPA, B.S., Force Science Certified, Converus EyeDetect