Dave Kim works as a criminal intelligence analyst for the Chicago Police Department’s Strategic Decision Support Center. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2016 and graduated with summa cum laude honors. He has two minors — International Studies and Global Affairs. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and credits the organization for helping him carve the path of his dream job.
Dave, a native of Queens, New York, spent most of his career supporting U.S. military units at home and abroad. He spent about six years combined in Iraq and Afghanistan. As an intelligence analyst, Dave helps obtain answers to questions policymakers need to know in order to make informed decisions on long term solutions in reducing crime. While a student at UTSA and member of Alpha Phi Sigma, Dave traveled to Spain as part of the College’s study abroad program. He had a behind-the-scenes look into the police units and the court system. He interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Texas, which he called eye-opening. He says it was an exciting opportunity that changed his understanding and appreciation for the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“My education at the UTSA College of Public Policy helped me develop a firm foundation of knowledge about the criminal justice system and armed with me a deeper level of understanding the causes of delinquency.”