Dennis Valone has served in the public safety profession for the past 27 years. He started as a Paramedic and Tactical Paramedic which eventually led to a full-time law enforcement position with the Manatee County Florida Sheriff’s Office. Dennis worked a majority of his career with Alpharetta (GA) Police Department where he retired as a Captain in 2018. While at Alpharetta, he served in a variety of assignments including Uniform Patrol Commander, Professional Standards Commander, and SWAT Team Leader. During his time at Alpharetta, Dennis’s passion for training and leadership truly came out which ultimately led to his assignment as the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Training Director.
Dennis is currently the Director of Public Safety for Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dennis is the Co-chair of the Emory Healthcare Public Safety Council and Chairman of the Emory Midtown Workplace Violence Committee.
Dennis has taught for several nationally recognized organizations including the National Tactical Officers Association, Below 100, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety Initiative. Currently he teaches leadership and instructor development for Command Presence Training
He is the Past President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. Dennis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Executive Management and Masters in Public Safety Administration.