Lehigh University Police Department
Finance & Administration

Dave Kokinda

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Title: Detective Lieutenant, Investigative & Professional Services Division

Badge Number: 842

Joined LUPD: 11/1/2012

Contact Information: dsk212@lehigh.edu


More about me...

In his current role, David oversees the Criminal Investigations Division, which includes another Detective and a Community Engagement Officer. He is also the handler for LUPD's first therapy dog, Grace. David lives in Easton, PA with his wife Marissa. They also have a tuxedo cat, Louie, who you may have seen on the @Lehigh_Labs Instagram. In his spare time, David enjoys doing home improvement projects, hunting, spending time with family, and playing the latest Call of Duty. If you see me and Grace walking around campus, be sure to come up and say hi!

Why I enjoy working at Lehigh..."The reason I enjoy working at Lehigh University is the positive interactions with the community. The best part of my day is walking through campus with Grace and greeting students, faculty and staff. The first time someone asked me 'This is really your job? You get to walk a dog for your job', I realized I was truly blessed to be in a position as a police officer, as well as have a K9 partner like Grace. The University is steeped in so much tradition, such as the annual bed races and the Lehigh/Lafayette football game. It is somewhat surreal that you can work as a police officer and still be involved in these types of events around campus. It makes for a very rewarding and fulfulling career."


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