Dennis Valone is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Training for Command Presence Training.
Dennis has spent the last 24 years working in the Public Safety arena. He began his career as an EMT in 1995 and worked his way up to Paramedic and ultimately served as a Tactical Paramedic for a large Florida Sheriff’s Office. He later became a full time Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Dennis worked a variety of assignments including Canine Handler, Crimes Against Children Detective, and served on an FBI Task Force.
In 2007 he moved to the Metro Atlanta area and began working with Alpharetta Police Department. He worked various assignments including Uniform Patrol Supervisor and Commander, Internal Affairs Commander, Community Relations Commander, and SWAT Team Leader. Dennis left full time law enforcement in April of 2018 as a Captain and was Commander of the Department of Public Safety Training Division.
Dennis has an extensive background in law enforcement training. He has held his instructor certification since 2002 and has taught at police academies in Florida and Georgia. In 2009, he was instrumental in starting a new police academy at a local university. During his tenure at the academy he was a class coordinator and taught constitutional law, firearms, emergency driving, and defensive tactics.
Dennis has taught for several nationally recognized organizations including Calibre Press, National Tactical Officers Association, Below 100, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety Initiative.
He is the Immediate 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.