Captain Dennis Valone began his public safety career in 1995 as a paramedic working his way up to tactical-medic for a large Florida Sheriff’s Office. In 2000, he made the transition to a full-time deputy sheriff and served in a variety of positions to include: Uniform Patrol, Canine, Investigations, and SWAT. He also taught several topics at the regional basic law enforcement academy.
Captain Valone currently works for Major Metro Police Department and serves as a Commander in the Uniform Patrol Division. Valone’s previous assignments include: Professional Standards Commander, Department Training Coordinator, SWAT Team Leader, and Supervisor of the Community Relations Unit.
Captain Valone holds instructor certifications in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Emergency Medicine.
Dennis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Georgia Command College, and holds a Master’s in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University. He is the Immediate-Past President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association, a position he served for 8 years.