Daniel is a graduate from North Carolina State University and a 14-year police veteran of Raleigh Police Department. He was promoted to corporal in 2004. He was promoted to sergeant in 2010 and remained at the Training Academy as the Raleigh Police Commandant, where he is still assigned. During his career, he has trained over 400 basic and lateral police recruits. Daniel has presented at the Problem Oriented Police Conference for Speeding in Residential Neighborhoods in 2002 and received a Goldstein Award for his effort. Daniel developed and implemented a Field Training Program for Raleigh Police Department creating consistency between the Academy and the field.
Daniel is an instructor in Defensive Tactics and is very passionate about training police officers in the articulation of force used by officers in the line of duty. He illustrates simple indicators for police officers to recognize prior to an assault. These indicators and body language will allow the officers an opportunity to prepare for or repel an attack by an offender.