Dr. Dennis Conroy, a United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Licensed Psychologist, retired after over 30 years service with the Saint Paul Police Department. During that time, he held diverse assignments, including patrol officer, patrol sergeant, vice/narcotics investigator, dispatcher, and director of the employee assistance program. His clinical experience includes over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns as individuals, couples, families and in group settings. Dr. Conroy's specific areas of clinical work have focused on law enforcement officers and family members. He has also served as consultant to a number of therapists and has testified as an expert witness in federal court.
Dr. Conroy has taught for 25 years in an upper division collegiate setting. He has lectured nationally on such topics as workplace violence, high risk communication, stress and trauma response, dealing with the emotionally disturbed, and anger management. He authored a technical manual on the Prevention of Racially Based Policing: Accountability and Supervision. Dr. Conroy recently wrote his second book: Surviving a Law Enforcement Career: A Guide for Cops and Those Who Love Them, published by Innovative Systems Publishing. He has authored several journal articles dealing with police stress and responses and has written on ethical issues for police psychologists.