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Dave Vialpando "is a thirty-four year law enforcement veteran, having served as a police officer in Richmond, California, and for twenty-seven years as a Special Agent with the California Attorney Generals Department of Justice (DOJ).  Dave spent twenty years in DOJs Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement where he supervised various drug trafficking and violent crime units.  For the last seven years of his career with DOJ, Dave was assigned to the Bureau of Gambling Control where he served as the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Bureaus southern California offices. 


Upon retirement form State service in 2012, Mr. Vialpando obtained his California Private Investigators license and he currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Casino Security and Management (ICSM).  ICSM conducts investigations, consulting, and training for gambling enterprises.


Dave also currently serves as the Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission, for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Tribal Gaming Commission.  Dave manages Commission staff in the regulation of the Tribes gaming enterprises and adherence to Tribal, State, and Federal regulations.


Dave attended the University of California at Berkeley and currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Masters in Business Administration degrees.  Mr. Vialpando instructs undergraduate and graduate criminal justices courses for a number of public and private colleges and universities in southern California.  Dave has authored articles on interactive gaming published in Indian Gaming magazine, Global Gaming Business magazine, Pechanga.net, and other trade periodicals." Dave Vialpando is the author of Criminal Justice in Crisis: New Paradigms in Law Enforcement and Warrior with a Badge.

According to the book description of Criminal Justice in Crisis: New Paradigms in Law Enforcement, "For over a year, society has been inundated with news story after news story of perceived abuses of authority and questionable actions by law enforcement officers across the country. The public protest in reaction to these incidents has pushed law enforcement resources to the limits, garnered the attention of policy makers from the President down to local officials, strained the relations between the police and minority communities, and resulted in thousands of dollars in property damage and shattered lives.


This book, written from the perspective of a career line manager in law enforcement, will educate the public as to the practices of law enforcement and the reasons for the current condition, and provides a roadmap for law enforcement agencies and professionals to repair relationships with communities, build trust and engagement, and change the perspective of law enforcement from something thats done to people, to law enforcement thats accomplished with people."


According to the book description of Warrior with a Badge, "Tom Tusong, an experienced San Francisco Police Inspector and tribal member of a small Nevada County Native American Tribe, is called back to his reservation when a childhood friend is murdered. His unofficial investigation quickly embroils him in a multi-billion dollar global crime targeting the online gambling industry, several callus murders around the globe, corrupt government officials, tribal intrigue and mysticism, and the vulnerability of societys reliance on modern technology."

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