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Dennis Crocker is the ambassador to New Vegas for the New California Republic in 2281. His full title, according to the note written to the Courier, is "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" of the Department of State.[1]


Ambassador Crocker began his political career as a mayor 20 years ago in NCR, and worked his way up through the ranks.[2] He was the head of Kimball's campaign for his successful run for NCR council, which he attributes to why he has his current position.[3] Crocker is a strong believer in diplomacy and hopes to unite the Mojave Wasteland under the NCR peacefully. However, his work has made very little progress since Mr. House refused to even meet him in person after signing the New Vegas Treaty.

Ambassador Crocker is the third successor of the title of ambassador to the Strip following Susanna Edith and Phillip Granger, and is in his seventh year of ambassadorship.[4][5][6] He keeps himself busy with the day-to-day paperwork and aiding the NCR police in keeping troops in line on the strip. Though he hopes for the annexation of New Vegas, he has little hope for success and believes his predecessors expected too much of Mr. House in this area. Crocker believes once the Legion is no longer a threat to the Mojave, negotiations may be able to proceed.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid 2000 caps.


  • Things That Go Boom: Crocker wants you to start diplomatic ties with the Boomers. After finishing the quest Volare! and becoming idolized by the Boomers, they can speak to Pearl and ask her for support during the Battle of Hoover Dam. Once it is done, they can return to Crocker and tell him that the Boomers are now on NCR's side.
  • Kings' Gambit: Crocker will ask the Courier to stop the attacks against NCR civilian settlers in Freeside.

Other interactions

When leaving the Lucky 38 after speaking with Mr. House, the Courier will receive a letter from Crocker delivered by an NCR trooper. In the letter, he requests that they come to speak with him at the NCR Embassy, agreeing to pardon them of any crimes they may have committed against the NCR up to that point.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Ambassador Crocker's suit Bottle caps


  • Killing Crocker, even while hidden and with a Stealth Boy equipped, will cause NCR Infamy as well as the soldiers on the Strip to become hostile.
  • Killing Crocker will start the quest Don't Tread on the Bear!, only to immediately be failed by default, due to his death.
  • If the Courier is wearing NCR faction armor, he may call them a soldier.
  • Former Legion scout Ulysses respects Chief Hanlon a great deal more than he does Crocker. If the Courier comes to the Divide with a good reputation with the NCR, Ulysses refers to Crocker as a "hollow man," like President Aaron Kimball, possessing only "half the life Hanlon had."
  • On failing Don't Tread on the Bear!, Crocker will disappear from the embassy.
  • Ambassador Crocker claims he has had the position for seven years and that he is the third ambassador, following Phillip Granger and Susanna Edith (served two years), yet the treaty itself is only seven years old and Mr. House only organized the Families right before it.
  • Crocker will bet the highest amount of caps when playing Caravan.
  • In the quest Kings' Gambit, after learning from Rotface that Pacer has a Jet addiction, return to the embassy. After telling Crocker this information, the Courier will have a special dialogue option for Wild Wasteland, which causes Crocker to shout "DAMN IT, I'M AN AMBASSADOR, NOT A DOCTOR!" This is a paraphrase of an oft-repeated Star Trek quote from Bones McCoy, Damn it, I'm a Doctor not a ....


Dennis Crocker appears only in Fallout: New Vegas, and is mentioned in Lonesome Road if the player character has high reputation with the NCR.

Behind the scenes


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If the Courier waits in the Embassy at night when Ambassador Crocker isn't around, waiting for him to appear in the morning/afternoon, he will not appear in the building. All you have to do is take your player and exit the Embassy and re-enter for the Ambassador and his secretary to appear in the Embassy. He will not always reappear though, sometimes disappearing from the game permanently. [verified]
    • On the PC, this can be corrected by opening the console and entering prid 116840, followed by enable.
    • Alternately, open the console and enter player.placeatme 00112640
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Upon completing "Things That Go Boom" if you become idolized by the NCR a random MP will act as the male assassin for one who does wrong towards the NCR. He will complete his line and then attack you. Killing him does not cause infamy. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 When the Courier would like to know more about the NCR when having a negative reputation(merciful thug), the spoken text is not the same as the text on the screen. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 In the subtitles it says the hero of the NCR while he says citizen of the NCR. [verified]
  • PCPC While receiving the quest Kings' Gambit if the Courier asks about the other option besides assassinating Pacer, Ambassador Crocker will suggest the Courier "integrate" with the King, when the subtitles say "ingratiate." [verified]



  1. Ambassador Crocker's note
  2. Dennis Crocker: "I started my career over twenty years ago back in the NCR as the local mayor and worked my way up from there."
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)
  3. Dennis Crocker: "I managed President Kimball's first run for a seat on the Council. I suppose that's why I have this ambassadorship."
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)
  4. Ambassador Phillip Granger's final report
  5. Ambassador Susanna Edith's final report
  6. Dennis Crocker: "I was elected to this post seven years ago. I'm the third NCR representative to serve here in Vegas."
    (Dennis Crocker's dialogue)