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Mr. Bruce Pitt-Payne

Investigative Interviewing Consultant and Trainer

PlayFair Investigative Consulting & Training Services


Bruce Pitt-Payne honed his skills as a major crime investigator, interview specialist and advisor over his 26 year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a subject-matter-expert on investigative techniques including interviewing adults (witnesses and suspects) and children. For several years he was the Program Manager of Investigative Interviewing Training for the RCMP in British Columbia where he was instrumental in designing the RCMP Phased Interview Model which is the P.E.A.C.E. Model of Interviewing after an evolutionary adaptation to Canadian legal and ethical standards. Since retirement from the RCMP, Bruce has dedicated his time to consulting and teaching both public and private sector organizations the science/art of investigative interviewing. He has designed the curriculum for and presented investigative interviewing to agencies such as: The Justice Institute of BC, Metro Vancouver Transit Police, The RCMP, The Professional Investigators Association of BC, The Independent Investigations Office of BC, Seattle Police Department, BC SPCA, UBC Security, The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, and ICBC. He is the Canadian associate for Forensic Interview Solutions and a member of the advisory panel for Savage Training Group. He and his family live in Maple Ridge, B.C. with their Boston Terrier Billy and Frenchton Murphy. Bruce enjoys playing guitar and recording music in his home studio. He is a licensed Private Investigator in B.C.