firmName
Police Security Experts

Send an E-Mail:

Curriculum Vitae

DAVID A. DUSENBURY
POLICE PRACTICES/SECURITY CONSULTANT/EXPERT

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS & TRAINING

Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, California
Continuing Studies Program
1999-2001
California State University at Los Angeles
Master of Science, Criminal Justice
1971-76
California State College at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Police Science & Administration
1967-70
Compton College, Compton, California
Associate of Arts
1959-67
Compton College, Compton, California
Traffic Control
1966
Compton College, Compton, California
Vehicle Code
1966
California State College at Los Angeles
Traffic Supervision
1968
California State Department of Education, Bureau of Industrial Education
Techniques of Teaching
1976
State of California, Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing
Designated Subjects (Ryan) Teaching Credential
1977-82
California Community Colleges Instructor Credential
Subject Matter Area: Police Science (full time, valid for life)
1977
Instructor (P.O.S.T.) – Long Beach Police Department/Long Beach City College
Recruit Academy, “Vice Investigations”
Recruit Academy, “Disturbance Calls”
Training Officer Seminar, “Report Review Problem Areas”
1982-85
1979-80
1977-79
University of California, Irvine
Program in Social Ecology, Victimless Crime Class, John Dombrink, Professor
Guest Speaker, “Vice Control”
1987
California Specialized Training Institute, San Luis Obispo, California
Emergency Management – Earthquake
Disaster Damage Assessment
1988
1988
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Critical Incident Management and Tactics
Long Beach Police Academy, Long Beach, California
1988
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Conference on Community Policing & Drugs, Presenter/Panelist,
Drug Sales: “Providing a Sustained Police Presence”
1990
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training
Executive Development Course
Commander Course (Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence)
Middle Management Course
Sergeant Supervisory Course
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy
1987
1984
1982
1976
1961
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training – Certificates
Management
Supervisory
Advanced
Intermediate
Basic
1983
1981
1968
1968
1962
Long Beach Police Officers’ Association
Member of Board of Directors
1980-82
Long Beach Police Department
Sergeant/Civilian Supervisor Course
1981
Long Beach Police Department
Ethics and Integrity Training (P.O.S.T.)
1989
Long Beach Police Department
Verbal Judo – Command Staff
1990
Los Angeles Police Department
Threat Management Conference – Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California
1993
California Peace Officers’ Association
Police Pursuits – Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Chairman – Police Community Relations Committee
1996
1990-91
American Society for Industrial Security
Physical Security – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach, California
1997
California Judges Association – The Rutter Group
Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses – The Hyatt Regency Hotel
Irvine, California
1998
Certificate of Fitness (License to Consult) – Fire/Life Safety/High-Rise Buildings
City of Los Angeles Fire Department – Not renewed
1993-98
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – American Society for Industrial Security
Valid 1995 through 2003
Security Services Survey – Epson America
Torrance, California
1995
Police Response to Violence in the Workplace – Seminar Presenter
World Trade Center, Long Beach, California
1995
Security Services Survey – Chevron Corporation, El Segundo, California 1996
Security Services Survey – World Trade Center, Long Beach, California 1997
Security Officer and the Law Training – Instructor – American Protective Services 1992-98
Security Officer and the Law Training – Instructor – The Macerich Company 1998-99
Security Investigations – Instructor – American Protective Services
Fremont, California
1998
American Society for Industrial Security
Professional Investigations – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach
1999
American Society for Industrial Security/Los Angeles Police Department
LEAPS Conference 2000 – Security-Police Partnership
2000
American Society for Industrial Security/Los Angeles Police Department
LEAPS Conference 2001 – Security-Police Partnership
2001
Consultant, ABS Consulting, Risk Consulting Division, Member, Assessment Proposal
Port of Long Beach, Harbor Department, Security Division
2002
S.E.A.K. / F.E.W.A. 2005 Expert Witness Pre-Conference/Summit, Attendee
Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, California
2005
S.E.A.K. / F.E.W.A. 2005 Expert Witness Pre-Conference/Summit, Speaker,
“Dealing with Counsel, How Not to Get Burned”
Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, California
2005

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Recruitment, Selection, and Training in the Long Beach Police Department,” Deputy Chief David A. Dusenbury, Journal of California Law Enforcement, Volume 22, No. 3, October 1988.
“A Systems Approach to Goals and Objectives,” D. A. Dusenbury and K. M. Shelley, California Peace Officer, September 1991
BBC Radio Scotland, Telephone Interview (August 14, 2011): William Bratton as Consultant to, and/or, Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police 2011
CBSNEWS.COM Texas School Police Shooting of 8th Grade Boy with Replica Firearm, 1-5 2012
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-school-911-call-put-the-gun-down
Reuters News, Telephone Interview (May 26, 2014): “Police defend actions following California College Town killings”, By Dana Feldman (Reuters), (Brandon Lowrey) 2014
Fuji TV, Japanese TV Network (Tomomi Tachi), Telephone Interview (May 29, 2014): “Santa Barbara Killings/Elliot Rodger” 2014
The GW Hatchet Newspaper, Washington D.C. (Justine Coleman), Telephone Interview (April 13, 2017): “Police Department Budget” 2017
The Washington Post, Washington D.C., Telephone Interview (October 12, 2017): “Las Vegas Massacre/Security Officer/Security Report to Police/Timeline” 2017

 

EMPLOYMENT

DAVID A. DUSENBURY & ASSOCIATES

Police/Security Consultants/Experts
Long Beach/Tustin, California
Bend, Oregon

1994-Present
AMERICAN PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Los Angeles, California

1997-1998
Assistant Branch Manager. Responsible for the supervision and management of approximately 575 personnel Supervised account managers, project managers and site supervisors. Responsible for contract security at high-rise building accounts in central, mid-Wilshire and, Century City areas of Los Angeles. Conducted “Security Vulnerability Surveys”. Trained new security officers on the law (Classroom Basic Training).
 
AMERICAN PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Long Beach, California

1995-1997
Assistant Branch Manager. Responsible for the supervision and management of approximately 475 personnel. Management of field supervision, payroll, personnel, scheduling, petro-chemical and high-rise building accounts. Conducted “Security Vulnerability Surveys”. Trained new security officers on the law (Classroom Basic Training).
 
AMERICAN PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Los Angeles, California

1991-1995
Assistant Branch Manager. Responsible for the supervision and management of approximately 575 personnel Supervision of 4 account managers, 6 project managers and 13 site supervisors assigned to the high-rise Division. Responsible for 19 high-rise building accounts: in the central, mid-Wilshire, and Century City areas, of Los Angeles. Conducted “Security Vulnerability Surveys”. Trained new security officers on the law (Classroom Basic Training).
 
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT (Service Retirement – 30 1/2 Years)

Long Beach, California

1968-1991
DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE – July 28, 1990 to December 31, 1991

Assignment:

Support Bureau/Administration Bureau

Staff:

364+

Budget:

$22,747,000+
Managed the Budget, Communications (CAD), Food Services, Jail, Court Affairs, Records (CLETS, JDIC, CWS), and Traffic Divisions. Activities of Bureau included management of department budget ($91,257,000); the processing, housing, feeding, movement and delivery to the court of 36,000 prisoners annually. Traffic Division consisted of 30 motorcycle officers, an Accident Investigation Detail, Parking Enforcement Officers, a Commercial Enforcement Unit, Special Events, Event Security (Long Beach Grand Prix, Long Beach Marathon, Long Beach Arena (Sporting Events, Concerts), Long Beach Terrace Theater and Long Beach Convention Center), and a School Crossing Guards Unit. Member of the “Board of Directors”, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Long Beach Chapter. Developed policies and procedures for a new division (Food Services, formerly within the Jail Division), reducing costs by 10%. Conducted “Use of Force Study” for the Chief of Police, surveying 14 California police departments, including Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. Study encompassed examination of policies and procedures related to the use of force; receipt of citizen complaints; the role of first-line supervision in the investigation of citizen complaints; the reporting and investigation of use of force; and the control and supervision of police pursuits.
 
DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE – January 16, 1988 to July 27, 1990

Assignment:

Detective Bureau

Staff:

195

Budget:

$14,569,000
Management of Detective, Juvenile, and Special Investigations (Crime Suppression, Drug Investigations, Vice Investigations) Divisions. Activities of bureau included all follow-up investigations (except traffic), Crime Analysis, Crime Laboratory, and Major Violators Unit. Supplemented an existing Managing Criminal Investigations (MCI) component with an assigned case priority system. Managed the Career Criminal Apprehension Program (Crime Analysis) and Property Crimes Grants. Developed the Investigator Training Program. Expanded the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program to the middle schools. Consolidated the processing of local permits and Alcoholic Beverage Control licensing. Directed and supervised the revision of Shooting, In-Custody Death and Use of Force Review Boards policies and procedures. Reduced the number of “out of policy” shootings through more stringent review of “Officer Involved Shootings”. Chaired these boards and made disciplinary and training recommendations to the Chief of Police. Conducted “Skelly” (administrative appeal) hearings. Police Department Liaison to City Council.
 
DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE – May 24, 1986 to January 15, 1988

Assignment:

Executive Operations Bureau

Staff:

44

Budget:

$3,200,000
Management of Long Beach Police Academy, Community Relations, Gang Unit, Intelligence, Internal Affairs, and Police Officer/Reserve Officer Recruitment. Expanded Neighborhood Watch Program participation by 50%. Enhanced credibility of the Internal Affairs Section by re-assignment of personnel and Section re-organization. Revised police officer selection process resulting in significant increase in academic performance of academy classes. Instituted P.O.S.T. (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) “Reading and Writing Skills Test”. Created a recruit selection committee consisting of a physician (Long Beach Health Department; Police Psychologist; Deputy Chief of Police, Executive Operations Bureau; Academy Director (Police Lieutenant), and the Recruit Background Investigations’ Supervisor (Police Sergeant). Developed plan involving the Civil Service Department, which improved “Affirmative Action” hiring, achieving a 40% ratio through intensive recruitment of qualified minorities. Developed an “ethics” training program for all department personnel.
 
POLICE COMMANDER – February 16, 1985 to May 23, 1986

Assignment:

Criminal Investigations Division

Staff:

127

Budget:

$7,703,000
Management of adult criminal and juvenile investigations; the collection/ preservation of criminal evidence and criminalistics laboratory functions. Directed re-assessment of division structure, equipment and personnel; instituted appropriate changes. Member of the Los Angeles County Coordinating Committee for establishment of the Los Angeles County Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Instituted changes, which resulted in substantial savings to the City of Long Beach and other independent cities. Member of the Security Sub-committee-Fire/Life Safety Committee for the Long Beach-Los Angeles Light Rail Project.
 
POLICE LIEUTENANT – November 28, 1981 to February 15, 1985.

Assignment:

Vice Investigations Section

Staff:

14

Budget:

$1,000,000
Management of the enforcement of laws relating to prostitution, lewd conduct, pedophile investigations, gambling, bookmaking (supervision, preparation and execution of search warrants), adult entertainment licensing, entertainment café licensing, alcoholic beverage control licensing and enforcement, and various vice-related “local ordinance” laws. Responsible for the re-examination of bingo law enforcement, which resulted in suspension and revocation of some permits. Instrumental in maintaining appropriate lewd conduct enforcement. Facilitated the appropriate re-assignment of some “Vice Investigations Section” personnel. Represented the Police Department regarding “Vice” related issues at City Council meetings.
 
POLICE SERGEANT – February 1, 1976 to November 27, 1981

Assignments:

Records Division (Report Review- review of reports for completeness, compliance with policy, procedure and law (elements of crime, probable cause for arrest, etc.), investigative follow-up, etc.); Patrol (Station Supervisor); Supervised Reporting Office and Information Desk personnel. Acted as Station Commander on regular basis.
Patrol Bureau, Field Supervisor, Evening and Morning Watch Shifts (June 1979-November 27, 1981).

 

POLICE PATROLMAN – June 1, 1968 to January 31, 1976

Assignments:

Patrol (Evening Watch, Mid-Watch, Morning Watch Shifts); Communications; Jail Relief; Juvenile (J Car, Shift 3), Juvenile Administrative Functions, Detectives (undercover enforcement unit which targeted felony offenders, preparation and execution of search warrants).

 

LYNWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Lynwood, California

 

POLICE OFFICER – August 4, 1961 to May 31, 1968

Assignments:

Patrol (2 years), Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigation (Motorcycle, 3 years). On Military Leave (2 years).

 

MILITARY

UNITED STATES ARMY

57th Military Police Company
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York

1963-1965

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Mensa Limited

California Peace Officers’ Association

California State University at Los Angles Alumni Association (Life Member)

International Association of Chiefs of Police (Life Member)

Stanford Athletics Buck Cardinal Club

Contact Information

David A. Dusenbury & Associates
P.O. Box 3783
Tustin, CA 92781-3783
Phone: 562-492-9554
Fax: 541-647-1597
Cellular: 310-503-2114
Email: [email protected]

David A. Dusenbury & Associates
60847 Garrison Dr
Bend, Oregon 97702

Phone: 541-306-3485
Fax: 541-647-1597
Cellular: 310-503-2114