Communications Center Manager
Bob Williams began employment with the KSU Department of Public Safety as Communications Center Manager in April of 2015. He oversees ten employees who staff the communications center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to support public safety services on the KSU campuses. Bob began his career in the public safety communications profession as a police dispatcher with the City of Marietta Police Department in April of 1980. During his career, he has held the position of Communications Operator, Communications Assistant Supervisor, Communications Supervisor, and E911 Communications Director in five different public safety agencies in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. During his tenure as E911 Communications Director for the City of Marietta, Bob was instrumental in helping to bring Communications Officer Certification to the State of Georgia by serving on the Georgia P.O.S.T. Communications Officers Standards Committee from 1994 through 1995. After the City of Marietta merged 911 Centers with Cobb County in 1997, his title changed to Communications Systems Manager and continued to manage the two0way radio equipment and systems utilized by the City of Marietta's public safety, public utilities, and public works departments until he came to work at KSU.Bob has been a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International since 1989 and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) since 1985. Some of the certifications Bob has maintained include: FEMA/DHS All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader, CPR/AED AHA Heartsaver, and Private Pilot Rotocraft-Helicopter rating through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).