P.O. Box 638
Roswell, GA 30077
Police Chief Executive Officer
Use of Force Analyst
Internal Affairs Investigator
Master Public Information Officer
A Brief Bio
David T. Snively has served in public safety since 2007, rising from 911 dispatcher to Interim Chief of Police. His experience includes service and supervisory roles in 911 Communications, Patrol, Traffic and DUI Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Recruiting, Accreditation, Public Information, and Training. Currently, Mr. Snively is employed by a Washington, D.C. area nonprofit, managing a portfolio of grant-funded training and technical assistance programs that support state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
Mr. Snively is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police, the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI LEEDA Trilogy. He is a Georgia-certified Master Instructor and holds specialty instructor certifications in Use of Force, ICAT, Firearms, TASER, and Field Sobriety. He is also a Use of Force Analyst and a Master Public Information Officer.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Snively is a PhD Candidate and an affiliate instructor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University where his research focuses on police training, education requirements, and policymaking. He was selected as a National Institute of Justice LEADS Scholar in 2019, and as a Doctoral Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2021.
*Complete CV available upon request.
Education & Fellowships
Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology, Georgia State University, United States (In Progress, ABD) 2023
Doctoral Fellow, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2022
LEADS Scholar, United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice 2021 - 2025
Master of Public Administration, Kennesaw State University, United States 2016
Bachelor of Science, Criminology, University of West Georgia, United States 2010
Graduate, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command 2023
January 2019 - Current
March 2023 - Current
June 2021 - Current
2021 - 2022
2014 - 2021
2011 - 2014
2007 - 2011
Foxen Forensic Laboratories, Consulting Advisor
providing Executive Law Enforcement Policy Analysis, Use of Force Review, and Training Standards assessment.
Washington D.C. Area Non-Profit Organization, Program Manager
Leading a portfolio of federal grant-funded training and technical assistance programs that support state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
Guardian Leadership, Chief Operating Officer
Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member delivering leadership training in public safety and other professional settings.
City of Morrow Police Department, Interim Chief of Police
Provided executive function of operations of Metro-Atlanta Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police and Interim Chief of Police.
City of Brookhaven Police Department, Police Lieutenant
Career Ranks: Officer, Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant
Career Assignments: Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Training and Accreditation, and Public Information Officer
City of Smyrna Police Department, Police Officer
Uniform Patrol Officer. Responded to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigated traffic accidents; self-initiated extra patrols and building checks; identified and deterred criminal activity; issued citations and made arrests, when appropriate, for violations of state laws and city ordinances.
Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications, Emergency Communications Officer II
Answered emergency and non-emergency calls from the public; determined the nature of the call; assigned priorities to calls; simultaneously entered information into computer. Dispatched appropriate agencies (eg. police, fire, and/or medical) to emergency scenes. Gave lifesaving pre-arrival instructions to callers in emergency medical situations.
School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC), Northwestern University, 2023
Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), 2022
Chief Executive Training Course, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), 2022
Use of Force Analyst, Force Science Institute, 2021
Supervisory, Command, and Executive Leadership Trilogy, FBI LEEDA, 2021
Master Public Information Officer, FBI LEEDA, 2019
More than 3,200 hours of State and Federal training, including Master Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, ICAT Instructor, DUI/SFST Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Internal Affairs Investigator, Field Training Officer, Management Certificate, Supervisory Certificate, and Advanced Peace Officer Certificate.
Nominee, Leadership in Public Information Management, Int’l. Association of Chiefs of Police, 2021
Supervisor of the Year, Brookhaven Police Department, 2020
Outstanding Masters Scholar of the Year, Kennesaw State University, 2017
Positive Policing Award, ASIS International, 2016