Course Length: 2 Hours
Meet your Instructor
Chief of Police at the Durham Police Dept, NH
David Kurz worked for the Barnstable-Hyannis (Mass.) Police Department while pursuing an associate degree from Cape Cod Community College. He then received his bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. On the day of his graduation in 1977, Kurz began working at the Gorham (Maine) Police Department. After working his way up through the ranks, he was named chief in 1985 at age 32. In 1990, he accepted the position of deputy director of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, where he worked for five years. Kurz accepted the position of police chief with the Durham Police Department in 1996. He began working immediately, pushing to get the Durham Police Department accredited under the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, which he has been actively involved with. Kurz also served as chair of the IACP Education and Training Committee. He is recognized as an expert in “how to run a small-to-medium-sized departments" and is often asked to speak to groups all over the country. Chief Kurz plans to retire July 4, 2020 after 24 years of service to the community of Durham.