Congratulations to Dennis Cusick as the 2017 Hall of Fame Recipient! Denny received nominations from several individuals including past HOF Recipient Bill Micklus, scott Lyons (Duluth PD – Retired) and Peggy Johnson (Duluth PD – Retired).
As Executive Director of UMCPI (Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute), Mr. Cusick leads a team of subject matter experts in the design, development and delivery of multiple human trafficking training curricula. These curricula have been supported with grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance giving them a national footprint. These human trafficking training initiatives utilize a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach involving national experts who help determine future standards to address the complexities of human trafficking. These same subject matter experts deliver human trafficking training throughout the nation.
Prior to joining the UMCPI, Mr. Cusick served for 34 years in municipal law enforcement. During the last 18 years of sworn service, Mr. Cusick was the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for the City of Cottage Grove, MN. Mr. Cusick has also served as the City Manager for Cottage Grove. It was in these leadership positions he first applied his beliefs in the importance of the training function to promote the effectiveness of the law enforcement services; for example, the training he provided the Cottage Grove Police Department directly contributed to their receiving national, state, and local distinguished awards for initiating innovative community policing strategies.
Dennis will be honored at a luncheon on February 27th at the 44th Annual Winter Conference. Guests are welcomed to attend the luncheon by contacting ATOM at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 952-922-2324. Cost is $20/person.
For a listing of past HOF recipients, go to this LINK