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David M. Jannetty

Program Chair  – Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Contact info:
Phone:  203-591-7433
Email: [email protected]

Academic Background

B.S. in Criminal Justice, Summa Cum Laude, Post University
M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management, University of New Haven

Teaching Background

Associate Faculty, Criminal Justice Program, Post University – 2008 to 2012

Assistant Academic Program Manager, Career & Self Awareness/Professional Success Seminar Programs, Post University – 2012 to 2013

Academic Program Manager, MPA Program, Post University – 2013 to present

Professional Background

Prior to his retirement in 2012, David was the Assistant Deputy Chief with the Waterbury Police Department, having responsibility for over 200 sworn officers and civilians.  As an administrator, he composed and managed budgets, created policy and procedure, wrote and administered grants and developed training programs.  David was part of an executive management team which developed initiatives that led to an unprecedented decline in violent crime in the city of Waterbury.

David is a graduate of the FBI LEEDA Command Institute, PERF Senior Management Institute for Police and the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership Program.

Teaching Philosophy

David embraces student centered learning and sees himself more in the role of a facilitator in the classroom.  He accomplishes this by incorporating the 4 Cs of education; critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, into the learning process.

Personal Background

David enjoys gardening at home.  He is a martial arts enthusiast, motorcycle adventurist and embraces a healthy lifestyle.

Research/Academic Interests

David is interested in the study of improvement in government administrative processes.

Professional Memberships

International Association of Chiefs of Police

FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association

Police Executive Research Forum

Professional and community activities

David is a member of the Waterbury Local Emergency Planning Committee, DCF Police and Provider Toolkit Committee and volunteers as a youth athletic coach.  He serves as a school board member for St. Mary Magdalen School in Oakville, CT.  David is a school security expert and conducts active shooter awareness training and instructs teachers how to stay safe in the classroom.


John Doyle Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Studies – 1990