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Philip P. Hayden, Ed.D.

Philip P. Hayden, Ed.D.

11602 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551

Phone(540) 972-7658

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Philip P. Hayden, Ed.D. is a court-certified expert witness in the areas of Use of Force, Tactics Training, and Mental Mindset during high-risk situations. He is a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI, and has since worked as a private consultant.


Dr. Hayden's primary focus is to provide investigative consulting and testimony regarding Use of Force and Tactics during high-risk situations.

Litigation Support Services

Dr. Hayden offers expert testimony and litigation support services for plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Hayden's background and level of expertise are unlike anyone else's in the Police Use of Force/Special Tactics expert witness arena. As a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in multiple major metropolitan areas, he participated in several hundred arrests of violent criminals. Additionally, Dr. Hayden has been certified by the FBI as an instructor in tactical concepts for law enforcement officers; defensive tactics; special weapons and tactics (SWAT); crisis management; firearms; sniper; rappelling; helicopter tactics operations; hostage negotiations; bomb investigations; and pilot-in-command for fixed-winged aircrafts.

Dr. Hayden also has been a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Academy. For more than 15 years he carried out training and instruction for the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival Sub-Unit as a tactical instructor for new agent training. He has written dozens of articles and instruction manuals for the FBI, such as the FBI Deadly Force Policy for Federal Violent Crimes Task Forces; How to Conduct High-Risk Arrests; and Safe Apprehension of Dangerous Criminals.

Consulting Practice

All States

Professional Experience

Please see website.


Private Investigator: Certified by the State of Virginia
Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association
Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers Association
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
Tactical Officers Association
International Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade

Awards & Honors

Purple Heart
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Conspicuous Service Cross
Army Commendation for Valor
Bronze Star for Valor
Distinguished Service Cross

Seminars & Training

Training Received:

Advanced Infantry and Demolitions Training; Non-Commissioned and Officers Candidate; and Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, Jungle, and Sniper Schools.


Articles Written for the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Redesigning the Curriculum of a Survival Awareness Course for Law Enforcement Officers; An Evaluation of the Adequacy of Basic Training for the Safe Apprehension of Dangerous Criminals by Violent Crimes Task Forces; A Comparison of Personality Factors of Law Enforcement Officers Related to Safely Executing Arrest Warrants; Development of a Curriculum for Teaching the FBI Deadly Force Policy to All Federal Violent Crimes Task Forces; Development of a Training Program for Teaching FBI Task Force Members How To Properly Prepare for Conducting High Risk Arrests; Comparison of the Performance of Three Types of Ammunition for Use by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Adult Education
M.S., Adelphi University, Management/Accounting
B.S., Adelphi University, Business Administration

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