Bureau of Technical Services
The Bureau of Technical Services is commanded by Deputy Chief Dave Hober. Dave was hired by the San Jose Police Department on January 3rd, 1988 and worked various assignments as an officer and sergeant which included; Patrol, NET, MERGE, FTO, Assaults, Robbery, Day Detectives, Internal Affairs, Chief's Adjutant, and as a Tactical Negotiator. In 1996, Dave left the SJPD, graduated from the FBI Academy (NAC 96-18) and served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 14 months before returning to the SJPD. As a lieutenant, Dave was a patrol watch commander and subsequently commanded the VCET/HMU/Air Support units and the Criminal Intelligence/Vice units. As a captain Dave's assignments included commanding a Bureau of Investigations Division and being assigned to the Bay Area UASI (a regional federal funding consortium) tasked with the Fusion Center and Law Enforcement Information Sharing projects. Prior to his current assignment, Deputy Chief Hober commanded the Bureau of Investigations.
Dave holds a B.S. Degree in Political Science and dual Graduate Degrees in Public Administration and Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University. Dave attended Community Leadership San Jose (2010) and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, hosted by PERF (Class 44). Dave has taught at the Police Academy and at a local college for many years.