Dan is the Co-Editor for PoliceDriver.Com and is a retired Detective from the New York City Police Department; he joined the force in 1990. From 1997 until retiring in 2011, he was assigned to the Police Academy Driver Education & Training Unit as a classroom and field instructor. Dan taught emergency & non-emergency driving skills, safe vehicle operation, tactical vehicle tips & techniques, vehicle dynamics, and legal issues related to proper vehicle operation. As the lead driving instructor for the unit he developed curriculum, created, updated and revised lesson plans, conducted instructor development programs, and was the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Driver Training Coordinator. Dan possesses instructor certificates from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in General Topics, Emergency Vehicle Operation, and Police Pursuit. He holds a Master EVOC Instructor certificate along with a National Driving Instructor Certificate from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Dan is a member of ALERT International (The Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers) since 2000 and it’s Northeast Regional Representative since 2008. Dan instructs The Automobile Club of New York’s Driver Improvement Program.