David Sarni

David Sarni

Adjunct Professor
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529 West 59th Street New York NY


BA Brooklyn College 1988 (Political Science, Secondary Education)

Graduate Studies Brooklyn College (Special Education)


David Sarni is a retired NYPD Detective who worked within several positions during his more than 27 year career. Most of his work was dedicated to conducting criminal and narcotics investigations.  Toward the end of his career, he was involved in the training of new and currently assigned investigators in the Detective Bureau on numerous topics. He played a crucial role in developing courses for these investigators, and teaching uniformed and civilian members of the service in the NYPD in various subjects. Mr. Sarni is also certified by NYS Division of Criminal Justice  in  general  topics and in  training unarmed security guards for state licensing. He has been a continuous contributor presenting at the NYPD's Homicide Investigators Course. 

  • Lead Instructor and Course Developer , Detective Bureau Training Unit
  • Coordinator, NYPD Homicide Investigators Course , Criminal Investigators Course, NYPD Detective Bureau Interrogators Course
  • Detective Investigator 9th Precinct Detective Squad
  • Detective Investgator, Manhattan South Narcotics, Organized Crime Control Bureau
  • Police Officer, PSA4 Housing Bureau (patrol, community police officer, anti-crime)

Professional Memberships

ASIS International Member.

Course Taught

  • CJBS 101 - American Criminal Justice System
  • PSC 301 -   Police Ethics
  • PSC 201-    Police and Diversity
  • CJBS 107-  Introduction to Criminal Investigations


Honors and Awards

Police Officer of the Month April 2006 (9th Precinct)


Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Active Shooter
Civil Rights & Liberties
Courts, Procedural Justice & Sentencing
Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Gangs & Social Order
Hate Crimes
Juvenile Justice
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
School Shootings
Stop and Frisk

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Criminal Investigations

Identification Procedures/Eyewitness ID/ Interrogation


Juvenile Offenders

Urban Violence

Fire Safety

Private Security Industry

Retail Security

School Security

Security Management/Standards

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