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Gerald "Jay" English, Federal Program Officer, NTIA- Office of Public Safety Communications
Jay possesses over 30 years of Public Safety Operations, Technology, and Management experience. He served with the United States Marine Corps Reserve while attending college and on Active Duty and in the Reserves with the United States Air Force in airborne Electronic Warfare and Intelligence roles. Jay has worked in a variety of assignments in Public Safety, including Police, Fire, and Emergency Communications Command Staff positions. His experience includes Patrol, Investigations, and Command of Police and Fire Operations Divisions, including three consolidated 911 Communications centers and a County Detention facility. Jay served for four years as the Director of Communications Center and 9-1-1 services the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). He left APCO to accept a position as a Public Safety Program Manager for the US Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center. After his tour at DHS, Jay returned to APCO and served for four more years as APCOs first Chief Technology Officer. In that role, English led APCO technical efforts related to Next Generation 9-1-1, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. Jay recently joined the US Department of Commerce, NTIA, Office of Public Safety Communications as their Next Generation 9-1-1 Technical Advisor.