Dr. David Swim is a tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership at CSU Sacramento. He teaches upper division courses in Police Administration, Critical Issues, Leadership and graduate courses in the History of Criminal Justice in America and Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations. As an academician he is considered one of the State experts in collective bargaining. He teaches labor relations classes from the employee point of view for POST in the Executive Development Program. He has presented over 15 papers at Academic conferences throughout the nation. His dissertation pertained to employee trust in the internal affairs process.
He has worked as a senior labor consultant since 1999 and has negotiated over $1 billion dollars worth of new benefits since 1999. Dr. Swim specializes in complex labor negotiations, concession bargaining, retirement plan upgrades & amendments (PERS & 1937 Act) and Employer Health Plans. He sits on the oversight board for a variety of County and City Health Oversight Committees. He has arbitrated the largest law enforcement wage contract in California. He has written 8 management reports for labor associations doing a 360 degree evaluation on Police Management, five of which have had a direct impact on the change of the department head.
He is a retired Captain from the Stockton Police department having served 22 years with that agency. He spent 15 years assigned to field operations as a Police Officer, FTO, Sergeant and Lieutenant. For fifteen years he was a member of SWAT and served as the unit commander for six years. As a Captain he commanded the Telecommunications Division and the Support Services Division.
He earned his educational degrees while working full time, obtaining his AA in 1976, his BA in 1978, his MPA 83 and his Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1997. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Section 169, 1992. He has received the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America for his service to local unit Scouting, and is active in his local community and church organization.