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).
Denham, M., Robles-Pina, R., Polnick, B.E., & Webb, D.W. (2016). Expanding the Triad
Model of School Policing. Law Enforcement Executive Forum., 37.
Webb, D., “ Developing Police Strategies to Address Challenges from New Technologies”,
AAPS Annual Conference Proceedings,Volume 10, 556-564, Shenyang, China June, 2012
Webb, D.,& Hoffpauir, D., ”Critical Incident Management and Geographically-Based Systems”,
International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, Volume 1(3), 69-75, July-September 2010
Webb, D.,& Sohn, J., “Deciding if the time is right: the transition to community oriented
policing,”AAPS Annual Conference Proceedings,Volume 8, 129-171, June 2010
Lim, H., & Webb, D., “The need for situational awareness tools to improve police decision-making
competence” Law Enforcement Executive Forum, Volume 9 Number 2, June 2009.
Miller, H. A., Watkins, R., & Webb, D., “The utility of the CPI-260 to Evaluate Leadership
Characteristics and the Effectiveness of Training for a Group of Federal Law Enforcement
Leaders,” Police Practice and Research Volume 10 Number 1, 49 — 60.
Webb, D.(2008) Competence and Policing: A Research Study, VDM Publishing: Saarbrücken,
Webb, D., “The UK Borders Act,” CJ International, Volume 23 Number 101, December 2007.
Webb, D., “Street Warnings,” CJ International, Volume 23 Number 97, April 2007.
Webb, D., “The Science of Better,” CJ International, Volume 22 Number 94, September 2006.
Webb, D., “Artificial Intelligence: its potential to create an impact in the fight
against terrorism,” CJ International, Volume 22 Number 93, July 2006.
Webb, D., “Multi-Attribute Rating Techniques, Cost Benefit and Risk Analysis,” CJ International, Volume 22 Number 90, January 2006.
Webb, D., “Terrorism and its Effect on Community Relations,” CJ International, Volume 21 Number 87, July 2005.
Webb, D., “Police Reform and the Performance Culture,” CJ International, Volume 21 Number 86, May 2005.
Webb, D., “Incident Command Simulation Training: The InCoSiT Project,” CJ International, Chicago, Volume 21, Issue 85 p 29-38, March-April 2005.
Webb, D., “Entry Competencies for police Officers - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 20, Number 81, August 2004.
Webb, D., “Police Pursuits - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 20, Number 80, June 2004.
Webb, D., “The Serious Organized Crime Agency - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 20, Number 79, April 2004.
Webb, D., “The Trafficking of Women - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 19, Number 71, March 2003.
Webb, D., “The Duty of Care - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 68, December 2002
Webb, D., “A Question of Competence,” Journal of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Volume 1, Number 1, November 2002.
Webb, D., “The Softer Approach to Drug Possession - The Webb File,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 67, November 2002.
Webb, D., “Innovative Youth Offender Programs - Doomed in Success?,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 66, October 2002.
Webb, D., “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Trafficking Dilemma,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 62, May 2002.
Webb, D., “Update on Policing Changes in England and Wales,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 62, May 2002.
Webb, D., “Radical Changes on all Policing Fronts in England and Wales,” CJ International, Volume 18, Number 58, January 2002.
Webb, D., “Global Immigration Issues,” Policing in Multicultural Societies, Ed. Moran, SHSU Press, Huntsville, 2002.
Webb, D., “Human Trafficking and Organized Crime: A Contemporary Research Design,”
International Journal of Comparative Criminology. Volume 1, Number 2, 2001.
Webb, D., “Unresolved Issues Associated with Contemporary Democratic Policing in Einstein,”
Policing, Security and Democracy: Special Aspects of Democratic Policing. OICJ: Huntsville, 2001.
Webb, D.,”A View from the Center,” News in Brief, Project Spotlight, Volume 1, Number 2. SHSU Press, Huntsville, Spring 2001.
Editor: The Human Elements of Disaster Management Central Advisory Facility on Organizational
Health and Welfare, Home Office, London, 1995.
Editor: Focus on Police Research and Development. Police Research Group, Home Office:
Webb, D., “Artificial Intelligence: Its Potential to Create an Impact in the Fight
Against Terrorism, International Terrorism: Operational Issues, Ed. Ward & Smith. pp 127-135, Chicago, 1988.
Webb, D., “Researching Terrorism: A Police Perspective,” International Terrorism:
The Domestic Response, Ed. Ward & Smith, pp 99-107 Chicago, 1987.
Editor: Transatlantic Perspectives: Exemplary Policing Programs. National Institute
of Justice Grant #107NIJ85, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Press: Exeter, 1985.
Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, USA,
“ Assessing the best for Police Leaders: Developing Assessment Centers” December,
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,”
2nd Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Security, “A New Methodological Approach
to Support Research into Critical Decision-Making,” June 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
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,”
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
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,”
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,”
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.