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David Dodge

SA based safety, security and EP consultant

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in United Kingdom

Dave Dodge is an independent safety, security and emergency preparedness specialist with substantial experience in both policing and corporate security sectors.

Dave was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police, London (Scotland Yard) for over 30 years, during which time he served in operational and support roles in uniformed, investigative and intelligence fields, and was awarded a number of commendations. He retired as a senior detective in the Department of Strategy, Modernisation and Performance.

His relocation to South Africa saw a move into the security risk management in the role of consultant and Chief Advisor to Group Security at Eskom, the national electricity utility, and recent board certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International.

This role included conducting operational risk assessments and operational security planning for major events, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup, major infrastructure projects and the development of an improved enterprise Security Operating Model fundamentally based upon international standards and best practice guidelines.

Dave has also made significant contributions to the development of security training in South Africa as a member of a Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) Task Team and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Reference Group on the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Dave is an active member of various national and international security organisations, including the US Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and the World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS) in addition to being Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the South African Institute of Security (SAIS) and Assistant Regional Vice-President for ASIS International in Southern and Eastern Africa.

In additional to his professional accreditations, Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Training and a Diploma in Security Risk Management.

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Owner | David Dodge and Associates
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2013 - present


Safety, security and emergency preparedness advice, consultancy and audit

Senior Partner | Temi Group: South Africa
2013 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

The unique Temi Group vision is to provide local expertise on a global basis with a strong brand identity and clearly defined solutions based on requirements and services, delivered through the ability to provide security risk management and security needs, anywhere in the world.

'Advice based on Knowledge and Experience'

Vice- chairman | South African Institute of Security (SAIS)
South Africa | August 2013 - present


Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors for the Institute

Asst. Regional Vice-President (ARVP) | ASIS International
2009 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Previous Position(s)

SAQA RPL Reference Group | South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
2012 - 2013

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Reference Group to research and develop a revised policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for recommendation to the Ministerial Task Team.

SASSETA Skills Programme Task Team | Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA)
2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Task Team reviewed training material, assessment tools and RPL tools for Security Skills Programmes

Chief Advisor - Group Security | Eskom
2009 - 2013

Manufacturing and Industrial

Advisor on all aspects of security, security training, capacity and capability development.

Current project is the development of a new Security Operating Model covering the national electricity utility.

Previous projects have included: security assessment and planning for the 2010FIFA World Cup, COP17 preperations and research into International Industry Standards and Best Practice.

Detective Chief Inspector | Metropolitan Police Service
1977 - 2007

Government, Public Administration and Defence

30 years police service comprising: operational uniform and detective roles at various ranks, public order unit, trainer specialising in police and community race relations and diversity training, major crime investigations, strategic crime analysis and performance management.

Educational history


Churchfields High School, United Kingdom (1974)


Davinci Institute

2008 - 2011

Technology and Innovation

University of Greenwich

1995 - 1999

BA - Education and Training

Imperial College London

1974 - 1977


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