David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after over 27 years of service. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 plus years. As a lead investigator and supervisor he conducted and assisted in the conducting of several hundred investigations. These include homicides, suicides, accidental and other death investigations. In 1988 David was assigned as the Supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for the continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in the United States, Canada, Holland and the United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.
David is a charter member and past board of director’s member of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. He is a member of the Florida Homicide Investigator’s Association, a life member of the Homicide Investigators of Texas (H.I.T.) as well as several other state associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010 he was certified as a Force Science Analyst by the Force Science Institute Limited.