Philip Hayden & Associates

11602 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Office: 540-972-7658
Fax: 540-972-7659


Dr. Hayden, a retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, is a court-certified expert witness in the areas of Use of Force, Tactical Training, and Mental Mindset during high-risk situations. Dr. Hayden is the founder and owner of Philip Hayden and Associates.
In the Police Use of Force/Special Tactics expert witness arena Dr. Hayden has a background and level of expertise unlike anyone else. 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 tactical 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.

In addition to being recognized for his service by the FBI, Dr. Hayden is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Conspicuous Service Cross, Army Commendation for Valor, Bronze Star for Valor, and the Distinguished Service Cross. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Captain, achieving that rank in four years.


David Breder retired from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service as a Special Agent, having served in leadership assignments which include team lead, Supervisory Special Agent, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Special Agent in Charge, and Deputy Assistant Director. He holds two Master Degrees in Cybersecurity and Public Administration. Mr. Breder is a certified fraud examiner accredited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His areas of expertise include fraud investigation and corporate internal control, law enforcement and police policies and procedures, criminal investigation, risk and threat assessment, law enforcement management practices and intelligence matters.

Mr. Breder retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve where he served in the information warfare community, specializing in Intelligence. Prior to his service in the Navy, Mr. Breder served in the United States Marine Corps for ten years, specializing in the military police and criminal investigation fields.

Areas of Expertise
  • Cybersecurity
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures


References upon request.