Daniel is a Sergeant with the Chandler Police Department in Chandler, AZ. Daniel began his career as an Officer with the police department in 1996. In 1998 he was selected as a Field Training Officer and served his first tour of duty in the Field Training Unit until the year 2000. After two years as a detective, Daniel returned to the Field Training Unit and remained there until 2006.
In November of 2006 Dan promoted to Sergeant and remained in Patrol. In January of 2008 Dan was selected to inherent the Field Training Unit once more, this time as it’s supervisor. Dan has received certification in a number of fields within Law Enforcement. Dan is currently a certified General Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer and AZPOST Leadership Instructor. Dan has also had extensive training in the fields of Leadership and Ethics through institutions such as AZPOST, National Institute of Ethics, Jack Enter’s Proactive Leadership Strategies, Franklin/Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Franklin/Covey The Nobility of Policing.
During his tenure supervising the FTO Unit Dan has worked on projects such as redeveloping the unit’s Standardized Evaluations; facilitating the transition into electronic evaluation writing and storage; implementing a continuous and advanced training sessions for Field Training Officers as well as redeveloping the structure of the program to include more commonly known adult learning techniques. During his time as an FTO and an FTO Sergeant, Dan has a played a role in training over 250 new officers.
Dan joined NAFTO in 2008. In 2012 he was elected the Treasurer of AZNAFTO and in 2013 he was elected the Vice President. Dan has worked with several local police departments in an effort to help develop their own programs.