Major David R. Wolford
Central Patrol Operations Division
Major David R. Wolford is a 26-year veteran of the Dayton Police Department. He graduated in the 75th class of the Dayton Police Academy on December 11, 1986. Upon graduating from the Academy, he was assigned as an officer to Fifth District, later transferring to the Third District.
In 1990, he transferred to the Detective Section and was assigned to the Fifth District Detective Squad. In 1992, he became a member of what is now called the Special Victims Unit. During his assignment in SVU, he helped create the Care House a child advocacy center for abused children. He also helped to develop several new methods of investigating Child Abuse and infant death cases.
Major Wolford was promoted to sergeant in 2002 and was assigned to the Fifth District and Third District, where he served until his promotion to lieutenant in 2010. As a lieutenant his first assignment was Central Patrol Operations Watch Commander. He supervised uniform patrol, crime prevention officers and property crimes detectives in the Division. He was later transferred to the position of Narcotics Bureau Commander. In January 2013, he was promoted to Major and assigned as the Divison Commander over the Central Patrol Operations Division.
Major Wolford was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team for 12 years. In 2009, he was named Commander of the Hostage Negotiation Team. Major Wolford is an Adjunct Professor for several local Colleges and Universities. Major Wolford is an OPOTC instructor for several topics for new police recruits at the Dayton Police Academy.
Major Wolford has received several Departmental Citations and Awards of Merit for outstanding, dedicated police work. Major Wolford holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Bowling Green State University. He completed the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) in 2008. In 2010 he completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) which is a 12-month course of study for Police Executives.
Major Wolford can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (937) 333-1108.