David Daniels III is a Bridgeport, Connecticut native, and is still residing there. He is a retired Bridgeport Police Department Lieutenant with 25 plus years of service.
During his career, David worked in Patrol, Communications, Internal Affairs, Recruiting, and Community Services Division. He attained the rank of sergeant after eight years, and two years later was promoted to Lieutenant.
Early in his career, David taught the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program to public and parochial schools in the district, G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training Program to organized block watches, and conducted security surveys for residences and businesses around the city. While in charge of the Community Services Division, he instituted free food and toy giveaways for the community. David created the Officer Friendly Basketball Camp which lasted nearly 20 years.
During his career, David was a five-term President of The Bridgeport Guardians, a one-term Vice President of the NBPA (National Black Police Association) Northeastern Region, and the first President of what eventually became known as NABLEO (National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers). He is the recipient of several national, regional and local awards and citations including The State of Connecticut Legacy Citation and NABLEO President’s Award.
After retirement, David periodically does consultant work and conducts workshops, including the NBA Rookie Transition Program in New York and workshops on taking promotional exams for the Charlotte-Mech Police Department. He is a former WYBC radio on air DJ in New Haven, CT and soon to be published author.
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