Robert Dent is a 29 year law enforcement veteran and honorably retired from the Oregon State Police.  He served in the Patrol, Criminal and Narcotic divisions.

  • Founder Constable Group, Inc. which published language and communication training manuals, videos and educational materials for public safety and educational facilities
  • Founder and Exec. Dir. of the Constable Public Safety Memorial Foundation, a I.R.S. 501 (c)(3) non profit, tax exempt charitable organization that assists families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and military wounded.

Author, publisher and producer of:

  • Produced “Iwo Jima…from Boy to Man Overnight”  (52 min DVD) WW II documentary of Lorin Myring, 5th Marine Division (all profits given to help families of police officers killed in the line of duty with 10% donated to Wounded Warriors Project).
  • Produced “An Evening with Vincent Bugliosi”  A 90-minute film documentary of the behind the scenes examination of the O.J. Simpson murder trial as told by Vincent Bugliosi (Author of Helter Skelter and former L.A. prosecutor of the Charles Manson family.)  Mr. Bugliosi, an honorary Executive Board member of the Constable Public Safety Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • “The Complete Survival Spanish Field Manual for Public Safety Professionals,” (1st – 6th C-Edition).
  • “The Multi-Lingual Field Manual for Public Safety Professionals” (contains Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Hungarian)
  • Silent Universal Signals for Public Safety and Education Professionals (1st Ed.) Co-authored by Cdr. Alan Morris, USN (Ret.) Former Director of Training at the Naval Special Warfare Training Center, Coronado, Ca.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Former Ex-Officio Exec. Board Member of the Oregon Public Safety Memorial Fund
  • Former Staff Instructor for The American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
  • Published articles in magazines, professional journals and books:
    • “Survival Spanish – The Realism Perspective”
    • “Cultural Diversity – A Matter of Honor”
    • “Survival Spanish – It Could Save Your Life”

Media Appearances:

  • The Law Enforcement Television Network
  • FOX Television’s “A Matter of Fact” Talk Show
  • The Fire and Emergency Television Network
  • Corrections USA Television Network
  • Professional Security Television Network
  • WEVD Live Talk Radio – NY City (Guest on “The Police Connection” Show)
  • COPNET – The Police Radio Talk Network is a nationally syndicated, award winning radio show where, police issues, crime prevention, police-community relations, and citizen interaction.  Mr. Dent was interviewed on “In the Line of Duty”, by Washington D.C. Correspondent Craig Floyd, Chairman and Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund regarding his non-profit foundation and the Sept 11 death of approx., 70 law enforcement officers.
  • COPNET’s “The Best of the Best in Law Enforcement” regarding his successful legislation in Oregon to help surviving public safety officers.)
  • “Real Cops Radio” on the Talk America Radio Network
  • He has addressed many government, law enforcement, academic, professional and private organizations across the United States.

Provided training for:

  • The Law Enforcement Television Network
  • The Fire and Emergency Television Network
  • Corrections USA Television Network
  • Professional Security Television Network
  • The 7th and 16th International Training Conference of the American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers. (Staff Instructor – Washington D.C. and Ontario, CA)
  • Northwest Gang Investigators Association Training Conference – Boise, Idaho
  • Oregon School Resource Officer’s Association
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • New Mexico Department of Public Safety
  • Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area – Salem, OR
  • Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training – Regional Training Seminars on“Survival Spanish”®
  • Several city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies

Awards & Letters of Commendation:

Commendations from Former President George Bush (41), Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Oregon State Police – General Headquarters, Vincent Bugliosi (Author of “Helter Skelter” and prosecutor of Charles Manson Family) for charitable contributions to aid families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Commendation by Former FBI Director William Sessions for “Outstanding Achievement and Dedication in the Field of Narcotics Investigations”

Recipient of the “Ed Nowicki Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American Society for Law Enforcement Training. The award recognizes and honors individuals with leadership and motivational skills who have dedicated their lives to law enforcement training and who have had a significant and positive impact on our nations Law Enforcement Community.

Nominated for the Concerns of Police Survivors National Distinguished Service Award for 2000. “On behalf of all the survivors across the country that comprise our membership and the survivors whose lives your work has touched and will touch, congratulations on your nomination,” said Director Sawyer.

Commendation from the American Association of State Troopers for “Countless hours and diligent efforts,” in the passage of Oregon’s “Fallen Officer’s Bill.”

Commendation from the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police for: “Untiring commitment in providing emotional and financial support to the families of officers killed in the line of duty.”

Deschutes County Oregon’s, “Sheriff’s Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Safety.”

Previous Oregon Narcotics Officer’s Association Regional “Officer of The Year” for “Outstanding Achievement and Dedication In The Field of Narcotics Investigations”.

The National Board of Directors of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., recognition for his support of the National Police Survivors Seminars and National Police Week.

President of the Oregon Chapter of C.O.P.S., presented award of appreciation for helping survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty”.

Awarded the National Association of Independent Publisher’s “Best Book Award for Content” for “The Complete Spanish Field Reference Manual for Public Safety Professionals” (6th Ed.)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of State Troopers
  • National Association of Independent Publishers

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