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David Snively serves as the Deputy Chief of Police at a metro-Atlanta law enforcement agency and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department. He has been employed in public safety since 2007 and his tenure includes previous assignments in: 9-1-1, Uniform Patrol, Traffic and DUI Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Recruiting, Accreditation, Public Information, and Training.


Deputy Chief Snively is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State University and expects to defend his dissertation in Spring 2022. His research centers on officer- and agency-level effects of police accreditation processes, training programs, and education requirements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of West Georgia; and a Master of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University, where he was named the 2016 Outstanding Master’s Scholar of the Year.


Deputy Chief Snively is an FBI-LEEDA Master Public Information Officer and a Force Science Analyst. He is also a Georgia POST-Certified Master Instructor and holds specialty instructor certifications in Use of Force, Firearms, TASER, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.