Kristin Cook

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Kristin CookKristin Cook is the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Director. Kristin provides oversight of the Public Safety Department, manages the 17 million dollar law enforcement contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and serves as the liaison to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The Public Safety Department fosters a community policing approach and coordinates targeted community programs to reduce crime and increase public safety and neighborhood livability for citizens, businesses, and visitors to West Hollywood. The Public Safety Department is responsible for emergency management and disaster preparedness for the City of West Hollywood and also coordinates law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel for all major special events utilizing a unified command approach.

Kristin graduated from Northwestern University in 1994 and received a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus on emergency management from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. Kristin has been with the City of West Hollywood since 1999, previously serving as the Emergency Management Coordinator and then the Public Safety Manager. Prior to joining the City, Kristin worked for the Children’s Memorial Medical Center in Chicago, IL and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her professional memberships include the International Association of Emergency Managers and the California Emergency Services Association. While she is not working, Kristin enjoys volunteering with her husband at her son’s school, interviewing prospective students for Northwestern University, and cheering for the Detroit Redwings.