The Fraud Examiner

Bringing CFE Expertise to Afghanistan


August 2013 

ACFE Member Profile 


David Crump, CFE, is currently working in Afghanistan for Engility Corp. as a law enforcement professional assigned to a U.S. Army battalion. His job is to advise, mentor and train U.S. soldiers and leaders in law enforcement, evidence handling and collection, and rule of law. Crump also mentors and trains leaders and investigators from Afghan law enforcement agencies on investigation techniques, processing of evidence and detainee operations.


Please tell us about your background in law enforcement. How has your career grown? 

I always wanted to be a police officer. After three years in the Army and then college, I joined the Wichita (Kansas) Police Department, where I served for 20 years. I liked being a police officer, and I loved being a detective. As a detective, I spent two years in undercover narcotics, two years in the robbery section and four years in the exploited and missing child unit.


I retired as a detective in 2011 and moved to Kansas City, where I worked in the marketing department of a large corporation. I got to travel a lot and loved it, but I missed law enforcement. When the job in Afghanistan became available, I eagerly accepted it. It has been a great honor to be here with the military. I have been able to use my training and experience to help keep our soldiers safe and help the Afghan police forces improve their rule of law and investigation skills.


How often does your job involve fraud investigation – and what types of fraud are you most likely to investigate? 

I deal with bribery and corruption investigations on a regular basis here. It is no secret that corruption is rampant in just about every aspect of Afghanistan politics, business and life in general. Bribery and corruption are technically illegal here, but are extremely common nonetheless. I work with some of the Afghan law enforcement authorities who try to fight this activity.


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