David Massey

David Massey



Fall D 2018

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Office Hours

Fall D 2018

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Other Hours

 By appointment.

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    I wish to welcome students to a stimulating class on Police Administration. Managing a large resort police force as well as a smaller community police force has given me extensive insight into police management. Our course shall include much student input and thoughtful conversation. My goal is to enlighten and prepare you for advancement in whatever career you decide to undertake. My classes have a high completion rate, and I will assist you in successfully completing this course!
  • Class on September 11
    For our first class on September 11, please read Chapter One in our text.
    I will be flying back from a short vacation in Florida that same date, but
    I should be in class on-time!


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education: Salisbury University (1972)

Master of Science in Management (Public Administration): Wilmington University (1996)

Doctor of Education: Wilmington University (2007)

Work Experience

Chief Massey has 43 years of law enforcement experience. He
started as a Seasonal Police Officer for the Town of Ocean City
in 1974. He rose through the police ranks in Ocean City to
become Chief of Police in 1990, a position he held until retirement
in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed as Chief of Police in Ocean Pines.

During his career, Chief Massey has attended over 90 specialized
training classes in law enforcement. While in Ocean City, he was
SWAT Team Commander for 8 years. In 1980, he was the first
attendee and graduate from the Ocean City Police Department at the FBI National Academy. In 1994, he introduced President Clinton on national television and spoke at the White House on the capture of a serial rapist
by members of OCPD through a federally funded COPS grant program.

As Chief in Ocean Pines, he successfully upgraded the department from a
Special Police Department to a fully Certified Police Agency, through
legislation of the State of Maryland. A full police instructor, Chief Massey has taught various police topics, at all levels, for over 35 years.

Community Services / Committees

Life Member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Member of Maryland Chiefs of Police

Member of FBI National Academy Graduates


Numerous departmental awards for Meritorious Service, Excellent Police
Performance, and received several Merit Pay awards for administrative excellence.

The Ocean City Police Department, under his tenure, won numerous Crime
Prevention Excellence Awards. The Reducing Alcohol Availability for Minors
Program (RAAM) finished Second in the United States of America for Community Policing as determined by the National League of Cities.

The RAAM program was a centerpiece in Ocean City's All America City
award in 2001.

2016 Departmental TEAMWORK Award from the Ocean Pines Association.

2016 Ocean Pines named one of the 100 Safest Cities in the United States


-Published Doctoral Thesis in 2006, "Is Academic Excellence Predictive of Career Promotion".

-I Am Second: Ethical Leadership and Self-Denial

In B.D. Fitch and A.H. Normore (Eds.), Leadership in education, corrections and law enforcement: A commitment to ethics, equity and excellence (pp. 23-38). Bingley,UK , Emerald Group Publishing Limited

-The Tarnished Badge: The Effects of Off-Duty Misconduct (Pending Publication
Sage Publishers in text on Police Ethics

- Currently in publication for college textbook " Introduction to Policing, 4th
Edition" with Sage Publishing