NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Karl O’Brian Dent, Sr., has over 15 years’ combined experience in security and law enforcement. Dent spent much of that time as a military police officer, civilian police, and federal law enforcement officer. He has been instrumental in the training of many military, civilian, and federal law enforcement officers. Dent has commanded some of the most elite officers in responding to all forms of emergency situations that can arise in a law enforcement environment. He brings with him administrative and supervisory skills that include scheduling, budgeting overtime, and creating ways to reduce employees’ fraud, waste, and abuse.
While serving in the military, Dent was assigned to 3/61 Cav 4IBCT, 4ID and 984th MP Company 759th MP Battalion, Dent Unit’s focus was on anti-terrorism. They focused on detecting, disrupting, and dismantling terrorist sleeper cells in Iraq and Afghanistan before they were able to act. Dent’s Unit spent time identifying, acting, and preventing acts of terrorism by individuals with a terrorist agenda. Dent’s Unit was able to detect, disrupt, and dismantle terrorist support networks, including financial support networks, during their deployment. Dent enhanced his capability to quickly ascertain the reliability, implications, and details of terrorist threats which improved his ability to disseminate threat-related information to local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector as needed. He was also able to enhance the overall contribution to the U.S. intelligence community and to senior policy makers in the military by providing timely and accurate in-depth analysis of the terrorist threat and other information of value on an ongoing basis.
While on active-duty, Dent was given the following awards and commendations:
Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award), United States Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Valorous Unit Award (3rd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge-Mechanic, Expert Marksmanship Badge with Pistol Bar, Army Certificate of Achievement.
As the founder of Rocky Mountain Protective Service, a security protection company that works with high-profile individuals, including executives, dignitaries, and celebrities, protects residential and commercial properties, and offers security consulting and training, Dent strives to maintain universally high standards of support for all his clients.
Prior to establishing Rocky Mountain Protective Service, Dent attended the United States Army 31-B Military Police Academy, Department of the Air Force Federal Civilian Police Academy, Department of the Army Federal Civilian Police Academy, and Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Academy where he obtained his Colorado P.O.S.T Certification PID B - 140039, 92Y - Unit Supply Specialist School, Combat Life Savers, Prop Book UT Supply Enhance Classes, Unit Armorer Training, and United States Army Basic Training.
Dent is currently working on a PH.D. in Public Administration at Liberty University Helm School of Government. He holds a Master’s in law American Legal Study from Liberty University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration from Colorado State University (CSU GLOBAL) and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Pikes Peak Community College.