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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks, the County of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota through a Joint Powers Agreement establish one Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in order to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of the public safety and emergency services.

2. Membership

The Grand Forks County PSAP Board shall consist of the following nine members:

  • A representative of the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • A representative of the Grand Forks City Council. 
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Police Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Fire Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the University of North Dakota Police Department, or designee.
  • Grand Forks County Sheriff, or designee.
  • A citizen of Grand Forks County to be appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • Director of Altru Hospital Ambulance Services, or designee (non-voting ex officio member).
  • PSAP Director (non-voting ex officio member).

3. Responsibilities, Powers and Duties To adopt bylaws and procedural rules.

  1. To employ and directly supervise a 911 Coordinator/PSAP Director, who shall manage and exercise operational control over the PSAP.
  2. To exercise administrative approval and oversight of the annual PSAP budget as developed and submitted by the Director.
  3. To execute and to exercise administrative oversight over any and all contracts or agreements necessary in order to operate, equip, or manage the PSAP, subject to the applicable city of Grand Forks administrative regulations and to the limits of the annual appropriations approved by the Parties.
  4. To exercise administrative approval and oversight over the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) developed and submitted by the Director.
  5. To stimulate and encourage long-range planning in order to provide an effective, efficient and responsive public safety communications systems and PSAP.
  6. Such other responsibilities, powers and duties as may be appropriate and necessary in order to address the public safety communications needs of the public and the Parties.

4. Members

Each member shall serve until a successor is appointed

  • Danny Weigel
    Grand Forks City Council representative appointed by City Council

  • Cynthia Pic
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative appointed by Commission

  • Tom Murphy
    Citizen of Grand Forks appointed by Grand Forks County Commission

  • Eric Plummer
    Representative of UND appointed by the President of the University

  • Mark Nelson
    Designee of GF Chief of Police
    Member from an Operational Department of the City of Grand Forks
    GF Police Department appointed by the Mayor
  • Andy Schneider
    GF County Sheriff's Office representative
  • Becky Ault
    PSAP Director
  • Tim Nesdahl
    Grand Forks EMS
  • Debbie Hoverson
    PSAP Admin Specialist Sr.
  • Pete O'Neill
    Grand Forks Fire Dept Chairman 

 

Staff

PSAP,  746-2542

CANCELLED: Sport Event Risk Management - AWR167

AWR - 167 Flyer

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is established at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and is the world’s leading academic research institution in addressing sports safety and security risks and threats. NCS4 is partially underwritten by grants from the United States Department of Homeland Security and functions with the ambitious mission of conducting innovative research, provide training, enhance professional development, and assess security solutions to support the advancement of safety and security throughout the world.

The research and educational mission of NCS4 is accomplished by working in close partnership with industry professionals, researchers and academics, and national and international government agencies to develop and deploy practical performance improvement tools and applications that bolster the capacity of practitioners to respond effectively to the current and future safety and security challenges and issues.

 

Sign up early to secure your spot and share this course information with others whom you feel may benefit from this training.  These courses are being offered FREE of charge.

Registration link: https://teex.org/Pages/class-calendar.aspx  (*filter State to ND to find our classes)

 

Sport Event Risk Management

AWR167 - 16.00 Hours

June 2 & 3, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Works Building, 724 N 47 St, Grand Forks, ND

Description

The Sport Event Risk Management course is designed to build sport and special event risk management

capabilities for community-wide collaboration and mitigation. Through activity-based training modules, safety

and security teams will increase their knowledge of planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous

improvement practices. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective sport venues and

coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system.

 

Contact me with any questions.

 

Jen Berger

Director of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

Department of Public Safety

University of North Dakota

3851 Campus Road Stop 9031

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9031

O 701.777.3341

D 701.777.2030

C 701.330.4884

F 701.777.4132

jennifer.r.berger@UND.edu

Contact me with any questions.

 

Jen Berger

Director of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

Department of Public Safety

University of North Dakota

 

3851 Campus Road Stop 9031

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9031

 

O 701.777.3341

D 701.777.2030

C 701.330.4884

F 701.777.4132

 

jennifer.r.berger@UND.edu

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