Dave Jeffries is retired from the Novato Police Department and has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Over the years, Dave has served in a variety of roles including as a Police Captain, commanding both the Services and Operations Divisions. Dave also served as his city’s Emergency Services Manager and is an Incident Commander on the North Bay Incident Management Team (Type III).
Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Dave is a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers and a recipient of the Singer Award for outstanding first year emergency manager from the California Emergency Services Association’s (CESA) Coastal Chapter as well as the Fetz award for service to CESA. Dave is also serving on an advisory group to CalOES on EOC Credentialing. Dave is a recipient of his agency’s Medal of Merit.
Dave is a past President of the California Emergency Services Association. Dave is the owner of Jeffries Public Safety Consulting and his clients include municipal, special district, fire, school and transit agencies working on emergency management plans, training and exercises.
Dave has taught a number of subjects over the years, including Incident Management and is certified as an Advanced Instructor by California POST, is teaching as adjunct faculty with the Santa Rosa Junior College and is also an Outreach Instructor for the California Office of Emergency Services.
Dave has supervised a number of multi-agency investigations and enforcement operations as well as serving in a variety of ICS positions during field events. Dave has also supervised the development and operation of several field and emergency operations center exercises.
Dave has been involved in a number of multi-agency technology projects, including the Marin Emergency Radio Authority’s county-wide digital radio system, where he served on the original technical advisory committee, chair of the training committee and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Officer for the Next Gen System. He has also been involved in mobile computing, computer aided dispatch and automated records systems projects.
Dave has an adult son and makes his home in Sonoma County, California.