International Association of Chiefs of Police
Dave Thomas is an IACP Program Manager primarily focusing on projects pertaining to the National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women and the Identifying & Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Initiative. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Thomas taught at the Police Training Academy, served on the S.W.A.T. team, was a Hostage Negotiator, and was a member of the Montgomery County Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit. In addition to helping create the Domestic Violence Unit, he was responsible for the department's curriculum development in domestic violence training and policy development on domestic violence related issues. Upon leaving the police department he served as a Senior Advisor to the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention Victim Services Unit as a Domestic Violence Specialist.