Roman Kaluta is the Director of Interoperability Solutions - Public Safety Liaison and Customer Advocate for JPS Interoperability Solutions – Raleigh, NC. He came to JPS over eighteen years ago following his retirement from the Alexandria Virginia Police Department after twenty-five years of law enforcement service.
As the Director of Interoperability Solutions, Lieutenant Kaluta (ret) serves as the public safety liaison and customer advocate for JPS and coordinates numerous proposals, designs, and implementations of local, regional and statewide interoperability systems throughout the United States. In his Business Development role, he provides public safety practitioner guidance and assistance to our customers and staff with particular focus on policies and procedures, training and technology implementation. His duties also include involvement with most major project pursuits, technology presentations – demonstrations and emergency assistance during natural disasters and special events.
Throughout his twenty-five law enforcement career with the Alexandria Virginia Police Department, Lieutenant Kaluta was involved with numerous projects and initiatives dealing with the application of technology in the public safety arena. He held numerous operational and administrative assignments and was instrumental in the development of the police department’s incident command system. Lieutenant Kaluta has received specialized training in weapons instruction, police tactical operations, electronic surveillance, multi-jurisdictional drug task force operations, IT systems and communications equipment and infrastructure.
Lieutenant Kaluta served full-time as the Project Manager for the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Operational Test Bed in Alexandria, Virginia for communications interoperability. This project fell under NIJ’s Office of Science and Technology ComTech Program (formally the AGILE Program). He was extensively involved in NIJ’s outreach efforts to assist state and local public safety agencies with their communication and IT interoperability needs. He was instrumental in the formulation of policies, procedures and memoranda of understanding for the implementation of communications interoperability procedures in the Washington Metropolitan region.
Lieutenant Kaluta is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (188th Session) and the DEA Drug Commander’s Academy. He is a member in good standing of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates.