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David Snively

Consulting Advisor





P.O. Box 638

Roswell, GA 30077


Police Chief Executive Officer

Master Instructor

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

Work Experience

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.

Select Qualifications


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.

Select Awards

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

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