Officer David Sedmak began his career in 1993, working for the Houston Community College Police Department as a police dispatcher. While employed at HCC he attended the Houston Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy. Shortly after graduating the academy, David was hired by Harris County Constable’s Precinct #6, Houston, Texas where he worked on a part-time basis as a Reserve Deputy Constable assigned to the Patrol Division.
In 1994, David became a member of the Rice University Police Department. David and another officer founded the department’s first Field Training Program. David also coordinated all of the Bike Patrol Training for the department, he received numerous commendations while at Rice.
In 1999, David was hired by the Missouri City Police Department where he became a member of the Patrol Division. He was a Field Training Officer, and a member of the department’s SWAT team. On October 2nd, 2001, Officer Sedmak responded to a homicide in progress which resulted in a face to face confrontation with an armed subject who had brutally attacked his wife while armed with a knife. A struggle with the armed subject inside of car, led to the suspect’s arrest. Officer Sedmak was subsequently awarded the departments Meritorious Service Award for acts of bravery during an armed confrontation which resulted in saving the life of another.
On January of 2004, David became a proud member of the Galveston Police Department. He was a graduate of the 51st Galveston Police Academy. After graduation, David was assigned to the Patrol Division where he was a Field Training Officer, as well as the central patrol division Crime Scene Investigator. After two years in patrol, he was reassigned to the departments Special Operations Division. He was also an instructor at the police academy.
On September of 2006, he was recognized by the Galveston Daily News for coordinating efforts to thwart prostitution and Illicit taverns along the Strand. As a member of the department during Hurricane Rita, David received a Governor’s Commendation for acts of bravery during extenuating circumstances. One of David’s favorite quotes came to him while at Galveston- “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.” The quote became evening shifts motto which has become his inspiration for constant vigilance.
On July 2nd, 2012, Officer Sedmak came to the University of Texas Health Science Center Police Department, San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of the UT System Police 2nd Lateral Academy and is currently a Field Training Officer assigned to patrol (A Shift). His most recent accomplishment came on May 14th, 2013 when Director Heidingsfield presented him with the departments Life Saving Award for exemplary behavior during an emergency situation that occurred on April, 11, 2013, in which David administered first aid to an unresponsive individual, saving a life. Officer Sedmak holds a Master Peace Officer License, and a Basic Police Instructor’s License. Additionally, he is a certified A.L.E.R.R.T Instructor, Simunitions Instructor, and Bike Patrol Instructor. He developed and trains a course he designed that is entitled, “Tactical Considerations for Successful Apprehensions-Foot Pursuits.”
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