Dave Closson

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Consultant

David currently provides professional development, consultation and trainings for institutes of higher education. His mission is to reduce negative health and safety consequences to college students related to alcohol, other drugs and violence. He previously worked as the Crime Prevention Officer, Field Training Officer and Patrol Officer for a nationally known university police department.

David has a master's degree in technology, with a focus on training and development. His master's degree work focused on motivational interviewing for campus police. He has presented to and trained nearly 9,000 people on topics ranging from law enforcement patrol operations, verbal communication techniques, motivational interviewing, bystander intervention, alcohol/drug safety, sexual assault prevention and conflict resolution.

He has recently published articles on powder alcohol on college campuses, parent based interventions for incoming college freshmen and their families and is currently writing a toolkit of the best evidence based strategies for alcohol and drug prevention on college campuses.

He is the author of “Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police" - which brings the evidence based approach of motivational interviewing to the front lines of college alcohol and drug abuse.

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