David relocated to the United States after spending over 30 years in policing in the United Kingdom, the last twelve years of which were at the rank Chief Superintendent of Police. As Director of Training he ran the Devon and Cornwall Police College, before moving to London as a Senior Police Advisor to the Home Office Police Department Office of Science and Technology. David has worked extensively with overseas police departments in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as with many in the United States. He is an experienced administrator and is the recipient of a government research award for innovation in policing. He has been the recipient of a number of state and federal grants, the two most recent being:
2013 Environmental Protection Agency $900,000.00
Contract to provide on-line training to Investigators at State, Local and Tribal jurisdictions in Environmental Crime Investigation.
2011 Texas Education Agency $450,000.00
Contract to produce and deliver 80 hours of Forensic Science Investigation Training to accredit high school faculty to teach this subject.
His policing interests include decision-making, human trafficking, political violence and organizational issues. His latest book, “Competence and Policing – a Research Study” was published in July 2008.
He has a long publication list, including a number of journal articles on human trafficking. These date back over the past 15 years. He has undertaken research in the field, and has reviewed underperforming Human Trafficking Task Force operations at workshops held in Houston, Texas. He is the co-author of the on-line Human Trafficking course for Texas Law Enforcement officers (commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education).