David Larsen
Committee Chairman, Training/Professional Development/Conference

Captain David Larsen served as commander for the Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Division, and he is currently assigned as the Superintendent’s Adjutant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with Summa Cum Laude and Program Distinction honors from Richard Stockton State University, in Pomona, New Jersey. After joining the Maryland Natural Resources Police in May of 1991, he worked in field operations until 2006, when he was transferred into the Special Operations Division of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.        

While serving as the commander for the Special Operations Division he was responsible for the agency’s Tactical Response Team, the Criminal Investigations Unit, the agency K-9 Unit, the Underwater Operations Unit, the Covert Operations Unit, the Search Support Unit, and the Homeland Security Unit, which are all housed in the agency’s Special Operations Division. He served seven years as the primary agency representative to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. He also filled the role as co-chair of the Maritime Tactical Operations Group, which is a subcommittee of the United States Coast Guard – Sector Baltimore Area Maritime Security Committee.

During 2007 and 2008, Capt. Larsen served on the Port Security Grant Subcommittee that drafted Maryland’s “Port Wide Strategic Risk Management Plan.” Since 2006, he has been instrumental in writing the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant applications on behalf of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. To date these efforts have netted the NRP approximately $22+ million in port security grant awards. Captain Larsen also served as a co-chair for the coordination and development of Maryland’s Maritime Strategic Security Plan.