David Daniels III

Bridgeport Police Department

Lieut. Daniels (Ret.) is a Bridgeport, Connecticut native, still residing there, A retired Bridgeport Police Department Lieutenant with 25 plus years’ service. During that career worked in the Patrol , Communications, Internal Affairs , Recruiting and The Community services division. Attained the rank of sergeant after 8 years and 2 years later lieutenant. Early on in his career taught The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program to public and Parochial Schools in the district and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training Program as well organized Block watches ,did security surveys for residence and businesses around the city as well, While in charge of the Community services division instituted Free food and toy give a ways for the community. Created the Officer Friendly Basketball camp which lasted nearly 20 years.

During his career was The 5 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 (The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers).

The recipient of several national, regional and local awards and citations including The State of Connecticut Legacy Citation and both the NABLEO President’s Award and Lifetime Achievement Award

After Retirement Mr. Daniels periodically does consultant work and conducts workshops as well including the NBA Rookie Transition program in New York and workshops on taking promotional exams for the Charlotte-Mech Police Department. A former WYBC radio on air DJ in New Haven, Connecticut , soon to be a published author and the creator of The Bridgeport Jazz Fest.

David may be contacted at david.daniels@ncjp.info

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