Dave Nisleit, MA
Chief, San Diego Police Department
INSTRUCTOR, M.S. IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
David Nisleit was promoted to the City of San Diego’s 35th Chief of Police on March 2, 2018. Chief Nisleit oversees the eighth largest police department in the nation.
Chief Nisleit began his career with the San Diego Police Department in February 1988, following his father’s footsteps. He has worked many of the Department’s patrol commands and has extensive investigative experience. His prior assignments include Assistant Chief of Patrol Operations, Watch Commanders Office, Headquarters Front Counter, Homeless Outreach Team, Special Operations, Investigations II (Robbery, Gangs, and Homicide), field lieutenant, SWAT, Special Events, Narcotic Team 10, Sex Crimes, and Internal Affairs. David serves as a liaison to the Downtown Redevelopment, Crime Commission, Community Relations Officers, LEAPS, San Diego Police Historical Association, Labor Relations, Gang Commission, San Diego Police Foundation, and the Chief’s Community Advisory Board.
Chief Nisleit has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Management, and graduated from the FBI National Academy, class #258.