Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett


  • Police Commissioner and Executive Director of University Safety and Security
  • Administrative Fellow for Compliance
  • MS, Public Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • BS, Public Administration in Law Enforcement, Nevada State College


Daniel Bennett became the Commissioner of Police Services and Administrative Fellow for Compliance at Michigan Technological University after serving as the Director of Public Safety and Police Services since 2009.

Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in Law Enforcement from Nevada State College (2005) and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009). He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. 

Before working at Michigan Tech, Bennett served two tours with the United States Marine Corps, progressing to the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his time in the military, Bennett entered into police service in 1989. Serving as a police officer in three different states, he has worked as a patrol officer, crime prevention officer, detective, gang enforcement officer, bicycle officer and firearms/defensive tactics instructor.

Bennett is a member of the "Public Safety Institute Advisory Training Committee" and is an adviser to the Michigan Tech Aquanauts student group.