Dave McNeil grew up in the southeast part of the state and attended the University of South Dakota, graduating with a degree in criminal justice. Upon the completion of college, Dave was hired by the Aberdeen Police department as an officer in 1992.
Over the years Dave has held many duties, assignments, and responsibilities within the department. Dave worked in many supervisory capacities over the years, ultimately being promoted to the Chief's position in 2014. Dave is a graduate of the FBI national academy. As the chief, Dave has focused on serving and continuing to improve the department and the community by using the police department's mission statement to guide his efforts.
Dave is married with three children. Two of his children attend NSU and his youngest is a senior in high school.