Dave Avery

Commander Dave Avery (Ret.)



David Avery is a retired Randolph Police officer having served for 32 years. During his career he served as a patrol officer, duty detective, prosecutor and supervisor before retiring as an executive officer with the rank of Lieutenant.

Upon assignment to Detective Commander he supervised all detective units including general investigations, narcotics, gangs, prosecution and school resource officers as well as public records, background investigations and professional standards. He was proactive in community programs involving opioid use, mental health and emergency management and served as the domestic violence officer for fifteen years.

David holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement. He has instructed on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, mental health, mental wellness, diversity and criminal investigation. He is an instructor with the Massachusetts Police Training Committee, National Safety Council and has created and taught classes in the private sector. He holds a strong empathic view for victims of traumatic crimes. David has an enthusiasm for sharing the training and experience he amassed in his career for future and current law enforcement officers as well as those in related safety fields.

He is an avid car, motorcycle and food enthusiast enjoying retirement with his wife on the South Shore. One of his most precious roles is that of Grandfather.