Dave began his career in law enforcement after graduating from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH with a bachelors degree in Sociology and a concentration in Criminology.In 1997, Dave was hired as a Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation. From 1997 to 2005, Dave investigated complex white collar frauds, financial crimes, election law violations and other crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General's Office and was selected to to serve as the Attorney General's representative on the Financial Crimes Task Force of Southwestern Pennsylvania, a joint task force investigating and prosecuting financial crimes. In 2005, Dave transferred to the Child Predator Unit, a specialized unit under the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. In this capacity, Dave was responsible for the undercover investigation of child predators and pedophiles who use Internet chat rooms and social networking sites to sexually exploit children. During that time, Dave was responsible for more than 60 arrests of child predators and child pornographers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, California, Texas, Kentucky and Florida. Additionally, Dave served as the Attorney General's representative for Operation Safe Surf, an educational component of the Child Predator Unit designed to educate children and their parents about the dangers of child predators on the Internet.In October of 2009, Dave was hired by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office as the Lead Investigator for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In this capacity, Dave is responsible for the investigation of child predators and child pornographers who use the Internet to exploit children and is responsible for the handling of cyber-tips received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In his capacity, Dave supervises an investigator, three forensic examiners and a civilian analyst.