David Tuck Headshot, 22ZERO Coach

David Tuck

David Tuck was a career law enforcement officer with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. He began his career in 1996 at the age of 22, where he served until his retirement in 2021. During his tenure, David served as a Deputy Sheriff in Patrol and Detectives until his promotion in 2004.

As a sergeant, David spent time in Patrol, Traffic, Community Oriented Policing, and the ASO warrants bureau where he was a Special Deputy US Marshal, before transferring to the homicide unit. David was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019, where he served as the Executive Lieutenant in the Patrol Support Division, where he oversaw the operations of all ASO special teams before his final assignment as Detective Lieutenant.

David was in charge of the Major Crimes Bureau supervising the homicide unit, SVU and forensics. David was the assistant commander of the Negotiations Response team and the commander of the Critical Incident Stress Management (Peer Support) team until his retirement.

David serves on the executive board of directors for the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators. It was at the 2021 conference, right before his retirement, where he met Dan Jarvis. Not knowing anything about the 22ZERO program at the time, David spent some time getting to know Dan, where they began discussing the trauma he had experienced over his 25 year career.

Having spent the better portion of his career assisting with trauma, he suddenly realized that he had not truly dealt with his own history in his career. After a single session with Dan, the negative effects of a 25 year career were finally resolved and he realized how life felt without the weight of this trauma. David immediately recognized the value of this program and volunteered to become a coach.

Over the next few months, as he prepared for this role, David recognized issues that had been hiding from him for years, that only came to light once he was able to get past the effects of a law enforcement career.

David remains passionate about assisting first responders and veterans, hoping to “pay it forward” and assist as many as possible. After retirement from law enforcement, David now works with the Police Union in Florida, assisting law enforcement and corrections officers with a variety of issues.

In his free time, David spends as much time as possible with his lovely wife, multiple 4 legged children, and riding motorcycles with like minded individuals.