SAN DIEGO–California Department of Justice Special Agent Supervisor David Collazo has been appointed the new Commander of the San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force, effective immediately.
The SAFE Task Force is a collaboration of law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego dedicated to stopping sex crimes through the proactive monitoring of known sex offenders and enforcement of sex offender registration laws.
As a California Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence Special Agent assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Santa Ana, Collazo began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a Correctional Deputy Probation Officer in San Diego working with juvenile offenders.
In 1998 he joined DOJ as a Special Agent in the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. When the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center Task Force was formed in Los Angeles in 2001, Collazo was assigned to that mission. He served as Acting Special Agent Supervisor there, overseeing an eight member team tasked with collecting and disseminating criminal intelligence on international terrorist and domestic gangs.
Since 2007, he has also been a deputized US Marshall at the JTTF in Santa Ana. Additionally, he served as Acting Deputy Director for the San Diego Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC) for an extended period of time.
He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University.