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Tyrone Dennis Hired to Fill Newly Created Rockwood District Safety Officer Position

​​The Rockwood Board of Education on Thursday night approved the hiring of Tyrone Dennis as District Safety Officer.
​​The Rockwood Board of Education on Thursday night approved the hiring of Tyrone Dennis as District Safety Officer, a newly created position in Rockwood.

Dennis is a St. Louis native and Marquette High​ graduate with more than 15 years of law enforcement experience in the Atlanta Police Department as an officer and detective.  He earned bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and sociology from the University of North Alabama. 

In his role as District Safety Officer, he will be responsible for researching, designing, and implementing a comprehensive district security and safety program; creating and implementing safety and security training for staff; and maintaining district emergency plans and preparations as well as crisis response and recovery plans, among other duties.

Dennis has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator and certified gang expert with the Atlanta police. ​He created a popular community program called "Clippers and Cops" that brings police and community members together for conversations in barbershops. Dennis earned a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council for his role in founding the program.​

Dennis was also named Investigator of the Year in 2015, earned a U.S. Attorney Office of Southern District of Georgia Community Service Award ​in 2017 and was named Alumni of the Year by North Alabama earlier this year.