Blue Ridge Public Safety Chief Roy Taylor: 

Over 40 years of experience in federal, state, local, and private criminal justice positions.

The Chief's areas of expertise and experience include a Doctorate Degree in Criminal Justice, use of force & firearms instructor; recruiting, selection and assignment; employee supervision, evaluation, and retention; curriculum development; policies and procedures design and implementation; canine utilization; budgeting; public relations; emergency management.

Chief Taylor is a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve with over 23 years of military service. He is one of two Army Officers assigned to the State of North Carolina as an Emergency Planning Liaison Officer. In this assignment, Roy oversees all of the military resources that may be needed to respond to man-made, natural, or other disasters that exceed the State's capabilities to save lives and mitigate property loss. Roy is assigned to the 76th Operations Command.

For more information, please contact Chief Roy Taylor directly at 828-743-2199 or view his CV.