Dennis Cobb retired as Deputy Chief from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police in 2007 where he served as Division Chief of Communications and Information Technology. He served in a variety of assignments over 24 years, including Field Training Officer, in-service training instructor, Homicide Captain as Crimes Against Persons Detective Bureau Commander, and Patrol Commander for the Las Vegas Strip working with private partners to assess and improve tourist industry safety and security.
Dennis now consults with organizations on improving operational effectiveness and organizational resilience. As a contractor, he presented the DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop Since from 2015-2018. In 2014 as contract support to the DHS Office of Emergency Communications, he assisted in developing the National Emergency Communications Plan. He has taught criminal justice courses for University of Phoenix and is certified by FEMA as an Incident Command System instructor.
Cobb has worked with a variety of public and private agencies since 2004 on strategy, procurement, and implementation of communications systems as well as policy, training, and risk and vulnerability assessments of critical emergency capabilities and resources.
As a White House Fellow assigned to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dennis worked on security review of the White House and Department of Defense domestic terrorism capabilities. As a member of the DHS SAFECOM Emergency Response Council from 2002-2008 and Nevada's Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and Interoperability Committee from 2008-2010, Dennis worked on improving policy, training and implementation of joint emergency capabilities, communications, and response.
Dennis holds a B.A. in Political Science, and M.S in Crisis and Emergency Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, served as a White House Fellow in 1994-95, and was a Fulbright Fellow for Police Studies in England in 1992. Cobb began his public safety career as a firefighter/EMT with the Clark County Fire Department in Nevada.