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Ethan Davis
Professional Summary
Public Safety Officer Feb 2014 - Present
Penn State University Police
  • Provide public safety for the students and staff of the Brandywine Campus.
  • Enforce the criminal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Assistant to the Chief of Police in the creation of a new police department.
  • Investigate and document both criminal and non-criminal incidents that occur on campus and determine whether they fit Clery criteria.
  • Member of the Campus Safety Committee which ensures all potential unsafe conditions across campus are addressed.
  • Participate in Active Shooter and Stay In Place drills/exercises. 

Detective III Apr 2010 - Jan 2014
Los Angeles Police Department
  • Record progress of investigation, maintain informational files on suspects, and submit reports to commanding officer or magistrate to authorize warrants.
  • Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants.
  • Examine records and governmental agency files to find identifying data about suspects.
  • Coordinate with outside agencies and serve on interagency task forces to combat specific types of crime.
  • Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
  • Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary.
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
Specialized Supervising Detective Jan 2014
  • Citywide investigative responsibility of professional burglary rings, professional safe burglars, Identity Theft, and fraud rings, VIP and other significant crimes at the direction of the Office of Chief of Police.
  • Analyze citywide crime trends from the 21 geographic patrol divisions encompassing nearly 500 square miles.
  • Assume investigative responsibility from divisions on cases that required expertise or extensive follow up and investigation.
  • Maintain liaison and coordinate operations with outside law enforcement agencies, NICB and private sector security operations.
  • Conduct surveillance and arrest members of Los Angeles street gangs who commit organized commercial and residential burglaries.
  • Investigate members of the Yugoslavian, Albanian, Croatian, Serbian (YACS) professional burglary rings who target jewelry and precious metal dealers and bank ATM machines.
  • Department safecracker and subject matter expert tasked with opening safes/vaults at all LAPD and related FBI, Secret Service, and DEA task force search warrant services, SWAT operations, HIDTA operations, bomb squad scenes and other critical incidents in the metropolitan Los Angeles area.
Detective III Jan 2007
Specialized Supervising Detective Apr 2010
  • Officer in Charge of Metropolitan Financial Section Field Enforcement Element (MFS-FEE) which was created to conduct covert surveillance of and arrest members of organized criminal enterprises engaged in large scale skimming and counterfeit credit card rings.
  • Typical offenders were Los Angeles Street gangs, Eurasian and Nigerian fraud rings.
  • Established FEE from its inception including selection of personnel, training in elements of financial crimes, surveillance, search warrant and court order preparation, acquisition of necessary covert equipment, vehicles, radio systems, cameras/video equipment and GPS tracking devices.
  • Supervised the transition of the FEE into the Los Angeles Fraud Task Force with the United States Secret Service.
  • Targeted large scale organized fraud suspects with an emphasis on federal prosecution.
  • Subject matter expert in surveillance (14+ years).
  • Provided surveillance training to LAPD personnel, district attorney investigators, outside municipal and federal law enforcement officers.
  • Maintained an outstanding reputation with task force members of the FBI, Secret Service, Los Angeles and Orange County District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Sergeant II, Detective II, Sergeant I, Detective I Mar 1995
Undercover supervisor Jun 2007
  • assigned to Internal Affairs Group, Special Operations Division, Internal Surveillance Unit (ISU) Conducted covert surveillance and participated in integrity audits (stings) of sworn and civilian personnel suspected of criminal or serious misconduct.
  • Documented conduct in detailed surveillance reports for use by Internal Affairs investigators in criminal and disciplinary proceedings.
  • Testified on behalf of the Department in administrative Board of Rights hearings.
  • Deputized as a Special Deputy United States Marshal and maintained Top Secret security clearance issued by the United States Department of Justice.
  • Supervising member of the FBI/LAPD Interstate Theft Task Force (ITTF) as a Detective II (Detective-Sergeant) for 4 years.
  • Concentrated efforts on South American Theft Groups (SATG) consisting mainly of Colombian, Chilean, Peruvian and Ecuadorian nationals.
  • Networked and coordinated investigative efforts with other task forces throughout the United States.
  • Court qualified expert in both federal and state courts in the methods and operation of SATG.
  • Supervising member of Violent Crimes Special Section (VCSS) FEE that conducted surveillance and arrested numerous SATG robbery groups who targeted traveling salesmen throughout Southern California.
  • Arrested and convicted two of the most prolific SATG fences in the nation based in New York City after meets with Los Angeles based SATG.
  • Recovered several million dollars worth of jewelry during task force tour.
  • Conducted surveillance, worked with informants, and arrested SATG groups for additional offenses such as cargo theft, organized retail theft "boosting" crimes, commercial burglaries, vehicle burglaries, pickpocket, Lotto crimes and other distraction thefts.
  • Invited to SATG task force training conferences at FBI Quantico, Miami and New York City Field Offices.
  • Discussed case studies and investigative strategies of SATG in Los Angeles.
  • The Los Angeles ITTF was recognized nationally as having had significant successes in the enforcement and prosecution of SATG.
  • Served as a review panel member in the LAPD Rampart corruption investigation.
  • Reviewed investigations for completeness and made suggestions for additional investigation where needed.
  • Patrol sergeant responsible for providing leadership and supervision of patrol forces, management of tactical field incidents, watch commander duties and training of watch personnel in various areas such as tactics, laws of arrest, community policing and preliminary investigation of crime scenes.
  • My detective experience enabled me to provide well-received investigative training to both senior and rookie patrol officers.
  • Assigned as a divisional detective in the Sex Crime, Robbery, Burglary, Auto Theft, Crimes Against Persons (CAPS), Juvenile, and Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) Gang Details.
  • Arrested serial rape, robbery, burglary, auto theft and murder suspects during my tour.
  • Involved in extraditions of wanted fugitives in various regions of the United States.
Police Officer I, II, III Oct 1988

  • Attended the Los Angeles Police Academy.
  • Patrolled city streets, deterred criminal activity utilizing community based policing techniques, arrested suspects for felony and misdemeanor crimes, enforced traffic laws, participated in vice, gang and narcotics operations.
  • Assigned to West and South Bureau Traffic Divisions.
  • Investigated misdemeanor and felony hit and run, DUI and fatal traffic collisions.
  • Enforced traffic laws bureau-wide.
  • Radar certified.
  • Attended Basic and Intermediate Traffic Collision Investigation courses.
  • Assigned to Bunco-Forgery Division and conducted NSF check investigations, credit card forgery and check forgery cases.
  • Testified in criminal and traffic courts.
Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice Minor Degree: Business Law Pennsylvania State University
Business Law Graduated "With Distinction" 3.5 GPA or better
Personal Information
Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation -investigation.aspxList of all LAPD and outside California POST certified training available upon request.
Additional Information
  • Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation -investigation.aspxList of all LAPD and outside California POST certified training available upon request.
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Previous Companies:

  • Penn State University Police
  • Los Angeles Police Department

Previous Job Positions:

  • Public Safety Officer
  • Detective III
  • Specialized Supervising Detective
  • Sergeant II
  • Detective II


  • Pennsylvania State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice\nMinor Degree

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