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David Rose is a retired lieutenant from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department (California). He was with the Sheriffs Department since 1978. He was the departments lead physical skills instructor since 1982. Dave was a member of the department's Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.E.T) since 1980. He has been a team member, entry team leader, assistant team leader, team leader, and retired as the team commander. He has planned, participated in, or commanded over 200 Critical Incidents in his career.


Dave has been awarded 2 Bronze Medals of Honor, 1 Bronze Medal of Valor, and 3 Silver Stars for Bravery. He received the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the American Police Hall of Fame (Nov. 2002). He appeared in the premier edition of the American Police Hall Fame "Heroes in Blue" baseball card edition. He is a U.S. Army Military Police Vietnam Veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star for his tour of duty.


He co-authored Paradigm of the Moral Warrior with Sergeant Rocky Warren, Placer County Sheriff’s Department (ret.). Pulitzer Prize nominated author Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman (ret.) endorsed Paradigm of the Moral Warrior, saying, “The Paradigm of the Moral Warrior has the highest concentration of warrior wisdom I have ever found. Not just the remarkable, valuable and useful quotations, but the wise words of the authors will be of great service to warriors, (be they cops, soldiers or Marines) for many years to come. I will personally be mining nuggets (for my own writing) from this rich vein for many years to come.”


Additionally, David Rose co-authored with Sergeant Rocky Warren, Police Use of Force Case Law Instructor Guide.  According to one reader of Police Use of Force Case Law Instructor Guide, “I am on the road training law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level. This is the book that I recommend to all of my audiences as the primary source for law enforcement case law. To the best of my knowledge, this vital information cannot be found anywhere else. The information in this book can save agencies literally millions of dollars. This book is one of the best investments that can be made for: police agencies, attorneys in this field, or anyone training or studying in this field.”


Police Use-Of-Force Case Law: The Complete Trainer/Instructor Guide
Dave Rose  More Info
Paradigm of the Moral Warrior
Lt. Dave Rose  More Info

About the Placer County Sheriff’s Department

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides basic and advanced law enforcement to the citizens of Placer County, California.   According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, “Patrol Division personnel are the first to respond to emergencies within the county. Patrol Deputies handle the enforcement of criminal and vehicle code regulations, and investigate misdemeanors and felony crimes. Patrol Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of some of the County Code ordinances, including parking and snow removal violations.

The Patrol Division is staffed by approximately 120 uniformed officers and supervisors who provide 24-hour coverage through a three-shift system. Officers also work special assignments including Motorcycle patrol, Bicycle patrol, Snowmobile patrol, Helicopter Patrol, Marine patrol, Canine, Explosives Ordinance Disposal (E.O.D.), Special Enforcement Team (SWAT) and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Patrol resources are directed to those areas of the County where specific crime trends are occurring. This type of directed patrol activity has resulted in the apprehension of numerous criminals. Twelve canine officers and their dogs are used for the search of suspects, missing persons and the location of evidence. Three of these canines specialize in narcotics detection.

The Investigations Division is staffed by approximately 30 Detectives, supervisors and personnel where crimes against persons, youth services, property crimes, and narcotics enforcement occur.

The Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is a small group of highly trained, specially equipped Deputies introduced into crisis situations to safely and efficiently resolve them. The purpose of the Special Enforcement Team is to assist Sheriff's Department personnel and allied agencies in high risk/crisis situations that occur throughout the county.  Originally formed in 1978 with six members, the team has grown to 19 members and continues to be a valuable asset to the Sheriff's Department in resolving high risk situations.  Although the team has several goals when activated, the primary goal is the safety of all persons involved.

The mission of the Special Enforcement Team varies from high risk search warrants, hostage situations, barricaded suspects, dignitary protection, crowd and riot control, terrorist group actions, assist county narcotics teams, and to assist patrol and investigations with situations they are not trained or equipped to handle.  The Special Enforcement Team is also available and frequently used for static displays at community functions, schools, fairs and other organizations.”

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