About Me

Hello: I am a 35 year law enforcement veteran currently with the Citrus Heights Police Department and formerly with the Sacramento Police Department. I have been assigned to Professional Standards and Internal Affairs as well as Investigations, Narcotics and Patrol. I have a bachelor’s in criminal justice (1983) and a master’s in behavioral science (2000) both from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).     A am also a POST Master Instructor (1994 – Class #5); and I have experience working with diverse cultures and vulnerable populations.

In 2003 I co-founded and co-chaired the Sacramento Domestic Violence Prevention Collaboration (DVPC). The DVPC has improved the quality of DV investigations and the prosecution of domestic violence cases, enhanced the expertise of officers and advocates; made it easier for victims and families to escape the cycle of abuse and improved the attention to children exposed to violence.

I have published three short stories in various anthologies.  See more at my web page: http://www.themidnitewriter.com

Or see my Amazon Author’s Page at http://www.amazon.com/Dave-Cropp/e/B00EBUL90A

In October 2012, I published: The Theory and Practice of Collaborations in law Enforcement, in the International Journal of Police Science and Management (IJPSM); (Vol. 14 (3)); DOI: 10.1350/ijps.2012.14.3.284. This article addresses the efficacy of the DVPC as well as collaborative interactions in academia.

I love to hike, backpack, bicycle, ski, snowshoe – and otherwise spend time outdoors.

I am also a Lead Faculty at Phoenix University, Sacramento Valley Campus, in the College of Criminal Justice.

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