Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office announced Aug. 7 that Dennis Quakenbush, a HCSO captain and candidate for sheriff, will serve on the Senior Advisory Committee for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
The Senior Advisory Committee works to ensuring Indiana awards funds for projects and initiatives that support and enhance the ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from both natural and man-made threats and disasters.
“I’m excited about this opportunity as it aligns with our goal to keep Hamilton County one of the safest communities in the nation,” Quakenbush said. “We can accomplish this by including the private sector, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations and all levels of government throughout Indiana. Our goal is to maximize the effectiveness of resources and tax dollars. I am proud to represent Hamilton County and Indiana in this way.”
Quakenbush currently serves as the commander of the Patrol Division for the HCSO and is a lead for the law enforcement emergency support function in emergency management. He has attended multiple command and executive level courses through the Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA and federal, state and local agencies.
“Captain Quakenbush’s knowledge and expertise will be as valuable an asset to the committee as it is to the community we all enjoy,” Bowen stated. “He is highly qualified and will serve Hamilton County and Indiana well.”