Chief David Dominguez, SVP – Police Education and Development

David G. Dominguez is a retired Chief of Police with over thirty-three years public-safety experience and Senior Vice-President of the National Command and Staff College. Chief Dominguez has the unique career experience working in a major metropolitan Sheriff’s department and two major municipal police departments, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside and Palm Springs Police Department. As a dedicated leader with a history of progressive leadership and command experience, Chief Dominguez has held virtually every assignment within law enforcement with recognized expertise in internal affairs, criminal intelligence, risk management, leadership/organizational health assessment and community outreach.  Chief Dominguez has significant program management experience operating as Chairman of a regional gang and narcotic task force, regional HIDTA task force and managing numerous law enforcement grant funded programs. 

Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) from the John F. Kennedy Government Center at Harvard University and the Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in California. Chief Dominguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Fullerton and a lifetime teaching credential for California Community Colleges.   Chief Dominguez is past president and lifetime member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA)and the Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association.  Chief Dominguez is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and an active law enforcement “Executive Fellow” with the Police Foundation. 

Chief Dominguez has extensive international experience as a Senior Law Enforcement Advisor with the Federal Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).  ICITAP mission is to work with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism.  

Chief Dominguez was honored to receive in his career, the NAACP Freedom award and the National Latino Peace Office’s Association Community Leadership for exemplary community outreach and participation.