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).