Dave Mulholland, Administrator, Arlington, VA, Arlington County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center, Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management
Dave Mulholland has been a long-time passionate leader in and champion of public safety communications at multiple levels of government and multiple public safety disciplines. His 33 plus years of public safety experience includes serving with the United States Park Police where he managed communications and technology for his last 12 years (retiring at the rank of Major), with the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency serving as the District’s Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, and has been serving as the Administrator of the Arlington County (VA) Emergency Communications (9-1-1) Center since May 2017. He has contributed significantly in advancing public safety communications with emphasis on forward vision and collaboration through his public safety technology leadership roles with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and as a senior public safety communications and technology expert for numerous organizations to include the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute, Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council, and National Public Safety Telecommunications Council. Beginning in 2002, he was involved in the earliest stages of the advocacy to create a nationwide wireless public safety broadband network (which became FirstNet). He is an APCO Registered Public Safety Leader, a graduate of the NENA Center Manager Certification Program, and holds certifications as a Project Management Professional and a certified Business Process Management Master in addition to many other certifications. He has a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.