Dennis Benigno is the founder and CEO of Street Cop Training and has been formally teaching since 2012. His law enforcement career began in 2001, at 19 years of age, as a New Jersey Corrections Officer. In 2004, Benigno became a police officer with the US Park Police Dept. in Washington, DC, and then moved to one of NJ’s largest municipalities in 2005. He has received multiple awards including but not limited to Lifesaving, Meritorious Service, Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service, Several Letters of Recognition, Leadership awards, and Certificates of Appreciation from several law enforcement organizations. He now leads one of the fastest-growing LEO education companies in the country.
Benigno’s course, “The Street Smart Cop: Pro-Active Patrol Tactics,” has become the flagship program of Street Cop Training. His innovative approach to law enforcement training has changed the learning experience, for the better, in all aspects of this profession. To date Benigno has traveled to and instructed in 49 states throughout the country and multiple cities within them, and he has personally instructed over 10,000 police officers since 2012. In addition to teaching, he oversees and works with 50+ instructors who are experts in this industry and travel the nation training officers on behalf of the company.
Within the law enforcement field, Dennis is recognized as an industry leader and well-respected influencer across the company’s social media platforms. His outspoken vision of changing law enforcement for the better has struck the hearts of over a million followers on social media platforms alone. He also hosts the “Street Cop Podcast” which releases episodes multiple times a week. The podcast has grown significantly over the years and has welcomed major guests in and out of the law enforcement industry. It regularly ranks in the top 100 of educational podcasts and allows Benigno an outlet to answer common questions that cops have, partake in the hard conversations to better the field and provide guidance regarding the law enforcement career and life outside of it. Benigno has made several guest appearances on mainstream media outlets to discuss an array of topics surrounding the progression of the law enforcement profession for the better. His personal mission is to ensure the safety of law enforcement personnel, citizens of the world, and to ensure police officers are well versed in understanding and abiding by the constitution of the United States.