Capt. Dennis Pass joined the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 and for more than 26 years has served in the Jail Division. He currently holds the position of Jail Commander for the Rockdale County Jail and has served in roles that include: Inmate Affairs Commander, Reentry Program Manager, Watch Commander and Administrative Lieutenant.
Capt. Pass assisted Sheriff Levett, in collaboration with county and community partners, to develop and implement the Rockdale Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RRSAT) program and Rockdale Reentry Intervention and Prevention Program (RRIPP). The RRSAT program has had over 250 graduates and has brought a sharp drop in participant’s involvement in criminal activity and return to incarceration.
As a certified Law Enforcement Instructor and CPR instructor for more than 20 years, he has provided training to Rockdale Sheriff’s Office staff and other agencies including a Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Georgia Jail Association conferences and presented at a National convention in Washington DC for Second Chance Act grantees in 2015. His education background includes a Certificate in Professional Management (Criminal Justice) from Columbus State University, a Paramedic Certificate from Clayton State University, an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Arts, and completion of a three-year program of Applied Bible Study.
Capt. Dennis Pass serves on several community and Atlanta area boards including the Metro Atlanta Reentry Advisory Board (MARC) (since 2017), Rockdale County Mental Health Accountability Court (since 2016), Rockdale County Adult Drug Court Program (since 2014), Rockdale Accountability Court Advisory Board (since 2019), Stepping Up Steering Committee (since 2019) and the Rockdale United Way Advisory Board (since 2014).
His mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of his co-workers, those in custody and the community. As a husband and father of six children, he enjoys spending time with his family, serves in the ministry of the church he attends and is actively involved in coaching youth sports