David J. Grabelski

David Grabelski Education and Academic Interests

Mr. Grabelski currently serves as the director of the undergraduate Intelligence Studies Program and as an assistant professor within the Department of Intelligence Studies. He holds a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. from Pepperdine University. He specializes in law enforcement intelligence and is a former instructor with the US Department of Justice / National Drug Intelligence Center. He has twenty years of service with the Los Angeles Police Department as a Homicide Detective and Gang Unit Supervisor.


Developed academic-based training courses in law enforcement intelligence and advanced critical thinking techniques for police executives.
Developed training for foreign police officers and managers in the identification and development of intelligence, intelligence management, and intelligence for countering domestic and transnational terrorism.
He participated with 10 other national subject matter experts for the National White Collared Crime Center. Assisted in the development of a 1-week training course in Law Enforcement Anti-Terrorism Intelligence for local and state law enforcement agencies.
Established an on-going research projects program for International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and the Intelligence Studies Program resulting in student produced research projects for the following agencies:
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
SRA, Inc additionally established an internship program for students
CRA, Inc additionally established an internship program for students
Western States Intelligence Network (WSIN)
National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC)
Erie County Crime Victims Center (CVC)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) additionally established an internship program for students
Established on-going internships with Office of the PA State Attorney General Northwest PA Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory Task Force
Established on-going internships with the City of Erie Graffiti task Force and serves as a board member
He served as the faculty academic advisor for a 2005 National Collegiate FBI Case Study Competition entitled “Create a short-term and long-term strategic plan for the FBI to succeed in its enhanced intelligence and counterterrorism role.” The 5-student member team was awarded a first place after their submission of a report and a presentation of their paper at the FBI’s headquarters building to FBI senior managers.

Courses Taught

Mr. Grabelski teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses within the Department of Intelligence Studies.
Past and present courses include:

INTL 576: Law Enforcement Intelligence
RIAP 177: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
 RIAP 178: Advanced Intelligence Analysis
 RIAP 276: Law Enforcement Intelligence
RIAP 320: Advanced Law Enforcement Intelligence

Professional Association Memberships or Affiliations

International Intelligence Ethics Association IIEA
Executive Board Member 2007
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts IALEIA
Faculty advisor of the student IALEIA chapter
International Association of Crime Analysts IACA
International Association for Intelligence Education IAFIE


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