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Palo Alto police tech guru tapped for state board

Original post made on Jun 5, 2013

Palo Alto Police Department's leading technology expert has been tapped by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on an advisory board charged with improving California's emergency communications. Charles Cullen, who has been serving as the Police Department's technical services director since 2008, will join nine other public-safety experts on the California State 9-1-1 Advisory Board.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Pat Burt, a resident of Community Center
on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

Congratulations to Charlie and thank you for your leadership in this important area. Your efforts go largely under appreciated right up until we need them.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Congratulations Mr. Cullen. We hope that with your contributions, California upgrades to Smart911 or NG911 (Next Generation 911) or any other 911 system that takes advantage of all the technological advances in the past few decades.


Posted by george , a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Congratulations Charlie. Couldn't happen to a better man. You will be wearing many hats, but I hope you don't desert the PAPD.


Posted by Sheri Furman, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Congratulations, Charlie! We in the PAN emergency preparedness efforts have always appreciated your help.


Posted by Not an issue, a resident of Community Center
on Jun 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

How can he be appointed to a state board if he has no experience on the palo alto city council. Liz, Gail, nancy-- you guys need to look into this--- he could be taking one of your coveted positions.


Posted by Gus L., a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Way to go Chuck, Good job old man.
Not bad for an old Paly Guy..Wee deserved.


Posted by Derek, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

It's obvious city council doesn't recognize city staff and managers expertise and hard work....hey council!!! Take note on the governor!


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