“Dave is a former member of the California Highway Patrol and retired in 2014 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander after 30 years with the department. During his career he was a member of the Department’s Officer Involved Shooting Investigation & Critical Incident Response Teams. He is also trained and certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Responder Instructor, Drug Recognition Evaluator, Field Training Officer, Physical Methods of Arrest Instructor, and member of the Dignitary Protective Services Detail. During his years of service, he has had several assignments including: the San Jose, Monterey and Hollister-Gilroy CHP Areas as an Officer; El Centro, San Jose and Hollister-Gilroy Areas as a Sergeant; The CHP Coastal Division Office in San Luis Obispo as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Management Team; Executive Lieutenant at the Monterey Area, and finishing his career as the Commander of the Gilroy Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.
He currently works with the San Jose Police Department as a Background Investigator, and for Navigate360 as a National Adjunct Trainer instructing the Certified ALICE Instructor course. Personally, he serves in multiple capacities at South Valley Community Church in Gilroy, CA and has been involved with the Gilroy Garlic Festival since 1988. He is also involved in a volunteer capacity with various youth and high school sports for many years. He has been married to his wife, Tracey, since 1988 and they have five children.”