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David T. Snively

Portrait of David T. Snively, 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Researcher; 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Georgia State University

David T. Snively has worked in public safety for 15-years, serving most recently as the Interim Chief of Police in Morrow, Georgia. His tenure includes assignments at several ranks in Brookhaven and Smyrna in Georgia, including functional and supervisory roles in: 911, Uniform Patrol, Traffic and DUI Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Recruiting, Accreditation, Public Information, and Training.

Mr. Snively is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University, where his research centers on officer- and agency-level effects of police accreditation processes, training programs, and education requirements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University, where he was named the 2016 Outstanding Master’s Scholar of the Year.

Mr. Snively is a Doctoral Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He is also a Georgia POST certified Master Instructor, and holds specialty instructor certifications in Use of Force, Firearms, TASER, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Date Created: July 28, 2021