David's background is in Policing and Criminal Justice. He served as a Police Officer for 30 years in the London, Metropolitan Police Service (New Scotland Yard) and was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He was a Team Leader in the Serious Crime Directorate at New Sotland Yard, vastly experienced as a practioner in the investigation of serious and organised crime, homicides, rape and other serious sexual offences. He investigated Complaints against the Police, was a Team Leader of a Police Child Protection Team for a London Borough and worked on a number of specialist units.
David is regularly requested to appear on National Television, National and Regional Radio and to contribute widely in the press and media on issues of policing, criminal justice, community safety, the rule of law, community cohesion and other policy matters.
He is a motivational & inspirational speaker and is requested to give presentations at all levels of educational establishments, community groups and organisations, Trades Unions, support networks, public and private sector organisations.
David is a passionate Human Rights and Equality Champion who opposes all forms of hatred because of difference.
He is involved in a range of community, voluntary and charitable pursuits as well as preventative health care and helping to raise awareness especially about cancers and prostate cancer in particular.