Dave Jeffries

Public Safety & Emergency Management

Dave Jeffries has over 40 years of public safety experience. He is an instructor in various areas of Incident and Emergency Management, a consultant working with a variety of local agencies on their emergency management planning, training, exercises and response and a responder with an incident management team.

Dave has over 31 years of Law Enforcement experience, last serving as a Police Captain and Operations Division Commander with the Novato Police Department, while also serving as their Emergency Services Manager. Since his retirement in 2013, Dave has continued to serve as a per diem employee of the Marin County Fire Department, assigned as an Incident Commander with the North Bay Incident Management Team, with over 35 deployments in the past few years.

Dave has served as Adjunct Faculty to the Santa Rosa Junior College teaching emergency management, along with other law enforcement topics. In addition to instructing custom courses for client agencies, Dave also serves on the cadre of Firefighter Inspiration, Readiness and Education in their Mastering Unified Command course around the country.

Dave also serves as the Deputy Executive Officer for the Next Gen System for the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (CA), overseeing their county-wide public safety radio system replacement project, with prior experience with Mobile Computer Aided Dispatch and Automated Report Writing projects.

Dave has his Master’s Degree from American Military University in Emergency and Disaster Management, a second Master’s Degree from Golden Gate University in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Sacramento in Criminal Justice Administration. Dave is a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers and currently serves as the Coastal Chapter President and State Board member of the California Emergency Services Association.


Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

Incident Commander, Type 3  (ICT3)
California Incident Command Credentialing System (CICCS)

California – Professional Emergency Manager  (CA-PEM)

California Emergency Services Association (CESA)