David W. Webb, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, 2007 · Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, Texas
B.A. ( Hons.) in Political Science, 1981 · University of Exeter – Exeter, England
Additional Professional Development and Training
Graduate, Police Command College, Bramshill, UK
Diploma in Project Management (PRINCE)
Diploma in Supervisory Management (National Examination Board in Supervisory Management
American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education
Stop-Traffic (human rights organization)
Asian Association of Police Studies
Police Executive Research Forum
International Association of Chiefs of Police
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).
- Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, USA, “ Assessing the best for Police Leaders: Developing Assessment Centers” December, 2012
- AAPS Annual Conference, Shenyang, China “ Developing Police Strategies to Address Challenges from New Technologies”, June, 2012
- Korean National Police International Forensic Science Conference, Seoul, Korea, “The Changing face of Forensic Science Education” June, 2011.
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Boston, Ma.,” Why police attitudes to human trafficking matter” March 2009
- Annual Diversity Conference, Sam Houston State University, Texas, “ Core Competencies for the Student Body” February 2009.
- American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo., “ Attitudes towards human trafficking – a research study”. November 2008.
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Critical Decision-Making: the Value of Simulation Training,” March 2008.
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, “A Study of Texas Police Chief attitudes to the use of Competency Frameworks to Enhance Police Performance,” March 2008.
- Asian Association of Police Studies Annual Conference, Seoul, S. Korea, “A Comparative Study of Human Trafficking Investigation in China and the USA,” October 2007.
- Asian Association of Police Studies Annual Conference, Seoul, S. Korea, “The Need for Situational Awareness Assessment Tools to Improve Police Decision-Making Competence,” October 2007.
- 2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Security, “A New Methodological Approach to Support Research into Critical Decision-Making,” June 2007.
- 20th Annual Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse Conference, “Human Trafficking Footprints,” May 2007.
- American Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Seattle, “Developments in Human Trafficking Research,” March 2007.
- Asian Association of Police Studies Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, “Competency Frameworks - The Efficacy of their use to Improve Performance in Police Forces,” September 2006.
- American Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Baltimore, “Contemporary Border Policing Issues,” March 2006.
- Inauguration of the Turkish Probation Service, Istanbul, Turkey, “Multi-Agency Partnerships in the Criminal Justice Domain,” June 2004.
- World Congress on Criminology, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, “Investigating Terrorism,” August 2003.
- World Congress on Criminology, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, “Trafficking Women for Sexual Exploitation by Organized Crime: New Dimensions,” August 2003.
- CJC International Terrorism Conference, ”Terrorism in the UK,” February 2003.
- The Human Rights Challenge of Globalization in Asia-Pacific-US : The Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii “Thinking Globally - Acting Locally: The Investigator’s Dilemma,” November 2002.
- AMMA Conference, Philadelphia, “Living with Terrorism: a UK Perspective,” October 2002.
- American Society of Criminology, 53rd Annual Conference, Atlanta, “Organized Crime: Smuggling Drugs and People in the Global Economy,” November 2001.
- CJC / Inter-center Policing in Multicultural Societies Conference, “Global Immigration Issues,” October 2001.
- CJC Millennium Conference, Globalizing Crime: International Implications of Criminal Activity in the 21st Century, “Critical Policing Issues,” June 2000.
- Swedish National Police: Neighborhood Police Conference. Stockholm, “Neighborhood Policing in Britain,” December 1992.
- FBI Academy, Quantico, First International Conference on Expert Systems in Law Enforcement “Knowledge Acquisition and Cultural Tailoring,” July 1990.
- International Association of Chiefs of Police Seventh Annual International Policing Executive Conference Lisbon, Portugal, “ Future Technology in Policing and Crime,” April 1990.
- International Conference, International Terrorism: New Initiatives, Cairo, Egypt, “Researching Terrorism for Future Needs,” 1988.
- OICJ Second Annual Symposium on Criminal Justice Issues, Chicago, Illinois “Artificial Intelligence - A Policing Tool,” August 1987.
- Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference of the American Law Enforcement and Police Planners Association, Corpus Christi, 1987.
- OICJ Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois “Researching Terrorism: A Police Response,” August 1986.
- University of Aberdeen, International Academic Conference, “Research on Terrorism: A Criminological Perspective,” April 1986.
- American Society of Criminology 37th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, “Prosecutorial decision-making; a comparative framework,” November 1985.
- American Society of Criminology 36th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Prosecutorial Decision-Making,” November 1984.
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, “Who becomes Terrorist?” March 1983.
- American Society of Criminology 34th Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, “Prosecutorial Decision-Making in the UK,” November 1982.