Captain Dickinson

CX8B1296-dickinsonCaptain Dave Dickinson is a 30-year veteran of the Brea Police Department. He is currently the Operations Division Commander, overseeing Traffic, Patrol, and the Community Outreach Bureau. Captain Dickinson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Fullerton, a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Southern University, Costa Mesa. In addition, Captain Dickinson is a graduate of the California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, class #321. 

He has held numerous assignments and received numerous awards during his career, including a Life Saving Award, Distinguished Service Award, Investigator of the Year, and various commendations. In his free time, Captain Dickinson enjoys running and trying different restaurants with his wife.

Past Assignments

  • Patrol Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Crimes Persons Detective
  • Special Enforcement Detective
  • Field Training Officer
  • Corporal
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Patrol Lieutenant/Watch Commander


  • POST Basic
  • POST Intermediate
  • POST Advanced
  • POST Supervisory
  • POST Management