David Emswiler

David Emswiler

Office Phone: (540) 432-4396


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: FM 100C

Coord. of Campus Safety & Sec.

Safety and Security

David has spent most of his adult life working in emergency services, he has a clear understanding of what is involved in that realm of operations. He brings to his role at EMU a genuine concern and interest in seeing that both those that use and reside on campus are provided with a safe and secure environment. David has a diverse background in fire safety, emergency planning, employee safety and criminal justice.


  • B.S. Eastern Mennonite University, 1996
  • A.A. Eastern Mennonite University, 1989
  • Career Certificate, Fire Science. Blue Ridge Community College, 1982

Church, Community and Professional Service

  • Member – Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Member – Virginia Emergency Management Association
  • Member – National Association of Clery Compliance Officers And Professionals
  • Member – The Reid Institute
  • Member – Central Shenandoah Valley Fire Marshal’s Association
  • Member – Harrisonburg Police Department, Chiefs Advisory Counsel
  • Member – Harrisonburg/Rockingham Emergency Management Taskforce / LEPC
  • Member – Board of Directors, Broadway Volunteer Fire Department Inc

Certifications and Licenses

ASISTApplied Suicide Intervention Training


D.STAFFORD & ASSOCIATESClery Act Compliance Training Academy

FBISAR Initiative

FEMAProfessional Development Series (PDS) in Emergency Management

FEMAMulti-Hazard Emergency Planning For Higher Education

FEMA / Department of Homeland Security

  • NIMS 100 – Introduction to ICS
  • NIMS 100SC – ICS for Schools
  • NIMS 200 – Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • NIMS 300 – Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents
  • NIMS 400 – Advance ICS
  • NIMS 700 – National Incident Management System NIMS
  • NIMS G-775 – EOC Management & Operations

John E. Reid and Associates Inc.

  • The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Advanced Course on The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation

National Fire Academy – Public Fire Education Specialist

OSHAOSHA10 Construction Safety and Health

VDFP Virginia Fire Marshal Academy – NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I & II, NBFSPO
VDFP Fire Officer II – NFPA 1021 Professional Qualifications for Fire Officers, NBFSPO

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

  • Suspicious Activity and Behavior Recognition (SABeR)
  • Anti-Terrorism Training
  • Auxiliary Police Officer Level II Training Requirements
  • Strategic Legal Guidelines for University Police/Security Operations
  • Four Corners of Title IX Compliance
  • Jeanne Clery Act Compliance Training
  • Investigation of Dating, Domestic Violence and Stalking for Campus Police
  • Impacts of VAWA on The Intersections of Title IX and Clery
  • Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions : A Multi-disciplinary,
    Community Approach
  • Safety for Faith-Based Organizations
  • Campus Crime Prevention
  • Basic & Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Rapid Assessment
  • Emergency OPS / Center, Management and OPS
  • Public Safety Response to Terrorism-Awareness
  • Mitigation for Emergency Managers

Virginia State Police / VDEMFusion Liaison Officer

- Department Of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy, multiple classes and certifications.
- Virginia Department of Fire Programs, multiple classes and certifications.

Professional Conferences Attended

  • Campus Fire Watch – Fire Safety Program
  • Clery Center For Security On Campus – Clery Act Training
  • DHS National Fire Academy – University/College Campus Fire and Life Safety
  • DHSActive Shooter Workshop
  • DCJSCampus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum 2015
  • DCJSCampus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum 2016
  • DCJSCampus Safety and Violence Prevention Forum 2017
  • Blue Ridge Safety Association – When OSHA Knocks
  • Marsh Risk Consulting – Emergency Response for Dust Explosions
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development – Building Code Academy
  • Virginia State Police – Explosives Identification
  • IAFFMethamphetamine/Drug Lab Identification