Prince William County’s Office of Public Safety Communications (OPSC) has a new leader.
Police Chief Barry Barnard and Fire & Rescue Chief Kevin McGee announced that Eddie L. Reyes has been named the office’s new Director, according to a release.
His new position took effect on Tuesday.
Reyes, a former senior deputy chief for the Alexandria Police Department, has more than 26 years of experience in public safety.
Prior to his position as senior deputy chief, he served as the Emergency Communications Center commander for four years.
While working in Alexandria, Reyes oversaw the City’s Land Mobile Radio System. He was a member of a transition team that created the City’s Department of Emergency Communications, as well.
In the early 2000’s, he began working with public safety technology, including 911 services, computer aided dispatch, and automatic vehicle location.
Reyes worked on Generation 911 — a service that helps the caller, the center and emergency responders share information digitally — and served as a team leader on the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Project 43 Report, which focused on broadband communication.
Reyes represents the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council and U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Program, which seeks to improve public safety communication.
He is the former chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Police Communications Committee and Virginia’s State Interoperability Executive Committee under Former Governor Mark Warner.
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