Rollin Cook - Director
Rollin is a native Utahan whose experience in public safety spans more than three decades. Prior to his appointment as Davis County Animal Care Director, he was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to be the Executive Director over the Utah Department of Corrections in April 2013. He honorably served in that position until his retirement in May 2018. Most recently he served as the Connecticut Commissioner of Correction, before choosing to return home to his family and the great state of Utah.
Prior to his service with the states of Utah and Connecticut, Rollin worked in Salt Lake County’s Corrections system for 23 years, having joined the county as an officer in June 1989 and working his way through the jail’s ranks – from officer to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and ultimately chief deputy serving with both Sheriff Aaron Kennard and James Winder.
Rollin makes employees his highest priority and has guided a variety of initiatives aimed at empowering staff, improving safe work environments and staff wellness. He has led a multitude of large local and state projects to their successful completion. Rollin is also a nationally recognized criminal justice, corrections and public safety consultant and executive leadership coach.
Rollin earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He is most proud of being a loving husband of 32 years and father to three grown children.
Area Of Responsibility: General Oversight and Coordination of Management Team