Peter Davidov

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Peter Davidov has served in law enforcement since 1992 when he began his career as a reserve police officer for the Metropolitan Police in Washington, DC. He has served as a United States Capitol Police Officer, Scottsdale, AZ Police Officer and as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He has spent the majority of his career with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) in Maryland. 

Peter has extensive experience as a firearms and general instructor. He has taught entry level and advanced police training in use of force and firearms. He has specialized in the highly demanding area of police response to civil disorder, an environment in which police use of force is highly scrutinized. He has trained for civil disturbance since he began his law enforcement career. 

Peter was one of the founding members and lead trainers of Montgomery County’s Special Event Response Team (SERT) which is responsible for handling civil disturbance.  He has responded to many major events including IMF protests in Washington, DC, the 2009 G20 protest in Pittsburgh, PA, Presidential Inaugurations in 1992, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017, and the 2015 Baltimore Civil Unrest. He was one of the leaders for Montgomery County’s SERT response to the Baltimore unrest. He was the part of the command team for MCPDs emergency response to the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

He is one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) CDU subcommittee and served as chairman of the committee from 2015-2017 and is the current Chairman. He is currently a member of the National Institute of Justice’s Special Technical Committee for CDU personal protective equipment. As a member of the STC he travelled to the United Kingdom and Germany to meet with public order and crowd control experts and practitioners in November of 2017. He presented at the National Public Order Workshop in Ottawa, Canada in November of 2019 at the invitation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a consultant for the DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL serving as a crowd management instructor and subject matter expert. He is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association Public Order Working group. He has worked as an expert witness in the area of police response to public order events in federal civil litigation.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign service and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies both from Georgetown University. He is a graduate of the 279th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Chapter in Anthology:
Public Order Standards – Moving the Public Trust Needle Forward