David Carter, PhD
Dr. David L. Carter is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Director of the Intelligence Program at Michigan State University. His expertise is in the areas of policing issues, violent crime control, law enforcement intelligence and homicide investigation.
A former Kansas City, Missouri police officer, Dr. Carter was appointed to the MSU faculty in 1985. He has served as a trainer, consultant, and advisor to many law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. In addition, he has presented training sessions at the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary; the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute; and the British Police Staff College at Bramshill, and police “command colleges” of several states.
Dr. Carter is the author of the Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement; served as Project Director for several national intelligence training programs funded by the Department of Homeland Security and co-Project Director of a National Institute of Justice grants to do a nationwide study on best practices and efficacy of law enforcement intelligence initiatives. Recently, Dr. Carter served as Team Leader for the Justice Department's Assessment of the Police Response in Ferguson, Missouri and served as Team Leader of two DOJ assessments of the Homicide Units. He is an Academic Fellow of the Foundation for Defending Democracies wherein he studied terrorism in Israel. He is the author or co-author of five books and numerous articles and monographs on policing issues and is a member of the Editorial Boards of various professional publications.
Among the awards he has received the University Distinguished Alumni Award from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws awarded from the University of Central Missouri.