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 Expert  724797

Expert in 911 Incident Processing, Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatch Incident Analyses, Emergency Evaluation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 30 years in the design, acquisition, installation and operational use of public safety radio and emergency telecommunications systems and all of their components. These include major digital and analog trunked radio systems at 800 and 700 MHz, conventional VHF, UHF and 800 MJHz systems, paging, simulcast, mobile data, low and high power systems, contained coverage systems (NPSPAC), narrow and wide band systems, 800 MHz re-banding, wireline and wireless Enhanced 911, to include VoIP/911 issues, emergency call processing and dispatching of public safety events.
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radio communication

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911

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911 liability

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911 training

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police


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   B.A.   Journalism and Mass Communications   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to 2005

 

GeoComm Corp.

 

Consulting Services

 

Director

 

Manage provision of consulting services to units of local and state government on public safety communications projects, and serve as Lead Consultant on major projects.

1994 to 1996

 

Self employed

 


 

Consultant

 

Provide consulting services to local governments and telecommunications companies.

1985 to 1994

 

City of Minneapolis, MN

 

Emergency Communications

 

Director

 

Manage overall 911 call taking and police and fire dispatching services.

1975 to 1985

 

City of Richfield, MN

 

Public Safety

 

Administrative Services Director

 

Overall management of communications, records, facility and fleet services for mid-sized suburban police and fire department.

1973 to 1975

 

State of Minnesota

 

Governor's Crime Commission

 

Police Planner II

 

Direct law enforcement planning effort under LEAA federal grant programs.

1970 to 1973

 

City of Burnsville, MN

 

Public Safety

 

Public Safety Officer II

 

General police and fire field duties and supervision.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Association of Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO); National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Emergency Number Professional (ENP)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous articles in professional journals, and authored one public safety communications technology book.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Professional Pride  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1970 to 1994   Several local and state   Public Safety   He started as a police officer/fire fighter, then on to a planner role for police agencies, then went on to 911 director and large 911 dispatch center manager roles, before retiring and becoming a consultant.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Dozens of times Expert has consulted with units of city and county government throughout the U.S.A. on how to organize, manage, staff operate and fund their 911 dispatch centers.
  • Dozens of times, Expert has assisted the plaintiff's lawyers as well as the defendant's lawyers in conducting forensic analysis on 911 calls and how they were handled and responded to, or not.
  • On numerous occasions, Expert has been consulted by local and national news organizations (CBS, Associated Press, etc.) for review comments on 911 call processing and general 911 related news stories.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been retained on numerous civil cases by both the plaintiff and defense bar for the purposes of 911 incident reconstruction and analysis.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert on emergency response process for consulting on 911 call.
  • Expert for consulting on 911 call operator liability/protocol.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of 911 dispatch center management and operations, as well as complex emergency communications incident analysis and processing.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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