David C. Gardner

Program Manager
Mobile: 607.483.4685

David Gardner joined VCPI in October 2016 as a Program Manager. He collaborates with the other members of the VCPI team on the development and delivery of national, state and local programs; assists in the curriculum development of national training initiatives; and provides instruction in a variety of VCPI courses.

Dave retired from the Elmira Police Department in Elmira, New York as a Deputy Chief of Police after 23 years of service. He also has 6 years of experience as the Director of Campus Safety at colleges in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Dave has extensive experience in law enforcement training, grant development and management and accreditation at the national and state levels as a program manager, assessor and assessment team leader. He has also served as a law enforcement management consultant for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Empire State College and attended the 190th Session of the FBI National Academy.