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Appointment, reappointments made to Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Eddie Washington Jr., of Farmington Hills, and the reappointments of Bryce Tracy, of St. Ignace, and Adam Carroll, of Hartland, to the Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board.

The board oversees interoperability practices, implementation, trends and development opportunities for use across Michigan’s Public Safety Communications system (MPSCS). The MPSCS is Michigan’s 800/700 MHz radio system and telecommunications network providing statewide interoperability in digital clarity.

“These appointees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and I appreciate their willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Washington is the executive director of public safety for the University of Michigan. Washington was director of the Michigan State Police in 2010 and spent nearly 30 years with the organization at the Bridgeport, Detroit and Ypsilanti posts. From 2003 to 2005, he served as first lieutenant and commander of the governor’s security section. Washington earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Wayne County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Tyndale College. He will represent local emergency first responders and replaces Stacy French.

Carroll is the fire chief for the Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority. He has been with the department since 1988, serving as fire chief since 2003. He is a member of the Michigan Public Safety Broadband Workgroup, the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and the chairman of the Livingston County 911 Administrative Oversight Board. Carroll studied at Oakland Community College, Washtenaw Community College, and earned a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Lake Superior State University.He will continue to represent local emergency first responders.

Tracy is the 911 coordinator for Mackinac County 911. He serves as fire chief for the St. Ignace Fire Department and has 24 years of public service experience. Tracy is a member of his Local Emergency Planning Committee, the Upper Peninsula Homeland Security Planning Board - Michigan Statewide Communications Workgroup, and other various fire & 911 associations and organizations.He will continue to represent local emergency first responders.

Members serve four-year terms expiring April 30, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.