David was raised in the City of Orange, where he graduated from Canyon High School. David received a bachelor of arts degree in History from Cal Poly Pomona in 1991. He went on to earn his master's degree from Azusa Pacific University.
David began his career with the El Monte Police Department as a community service officer and was promoted as a sworn officer in June 1994. David has worked a variety of assignments including the following:
- Field training officer
- Professional standards
He is married and has 3 children. When not at work he enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his family.