In the late 1980s, Dave began his public service career with the San Diego Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer for a short time before joining Mountain View P.D. He later sought a position with the City of Pleasanton and joined the Pleasanton Police Department in 2002 as a Lieutenant.
Dave was appointed to the rank of Captain in 2003, and in 2011, he was selected to serve as Pleasanton’s sixth Chief.
True to his passion for education, Dave has an associate degree in Administration of Justice, a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior, as well as a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s College in Public Sector Leadership. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum and the California POST Command College.
Committed to his community and his profession, Dave serves as an advisory board member on the Administration of Justice Board at Las Positas College, where he enjoys teaching as an adjunct faculty member.
Dave is also a member of the International Criminal Justice Board at USF and he is a staff trainer and board member for the not-for-profit group “Continuing Education for Public Officials.” He also serves as an executive board member for the San Francisco Council of the Boy Scouts of America.