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Blue Ridge Public Safety Chief Roy Taylor: 

Over 30 years of experience in federal, state, local and private criminal justice positions.

The Chief's areas of expertise and experience include: training; 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 22 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 a man made, natural, or other disaster that exceeds the State’s capabilities to save lives and mitigate property loss. Roy is assigned to the 76th Operations Command.

Chief Taylor is able to apply many of the things he has learned in the military to his work here in the Cashiers area. He has worked with Camp Merrie-Woode, Summit Charter School, local businesses, medical offices and others to provide security evaluations and develop emergency response plans.

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