National Police Week 2016


By the Office of Emergency Communications

Each year at this time, tens of thousands of people from across the country convene in Washington, DC to honor the brave men and women of our Nation’s law enforcement agencies—especially those who have paid the ultimate price.

In honor of National Police Week 2016, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) wishes to recognize the many members of SAFECOM who represent law enforcement and help ensure that police officers nationwide have the resources they need to communicate effectively before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. 

SAFECOM Executive Committee

  • Chief Eddie Reyes and Tom Roche (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Scott Edson and Commander Steve Smith (Major Cities Chiefs Association)
  • Paul Fitzgerald and Larry Amerson (National Sheriffs’ Association)

SAFECOM Member Associations

  • Mel Maier (Major County Sheriffs’ Association)

SAFECOM At Large Members

  • Josh Goldmark (West Cities Police Communications, California)
  • Michael Murphy (Baker Police Department, Louisiana)
  • George Perera (Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida)
  • John Vallarelli (Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, New York)

The work you do is vitally important to the Nation’s security. From all of us at OEC, thank you for your service.

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