Dan Cortez is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Chelsea Police Department in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Dan works closely with residents, community leaders, elected officials, business owners and community-based organizations along with police personnel to create meaningful relationships and partnerships aimed at improving the safety and well-being of the community. As a partner of the Roca Impact Institute, Dan provides training and coaching for cities interested in implementing a Hub.
Dan chairs the Chelsea Hub, a multi-disciplinary approach to reducing risk and connecting individuals and families to services. He is a member of Department of Children and Families Area Board and sits on numerous advisory committees while serving in a variety of leadership capacities in Chelsea. He has vast experience in designing and facilitating culturally competent leadership programs for both youth and adults. Dan is a graduate of both Valley Leadership and the Hispanic Leadership Institute. He received the “Outstanding Alumni” award from the Hispanic Business Alumni Association at his alma mater, Arizona State University.