Chief Jeff Brooks (Chair)
Jeff Brooks graduated Conestoga College from the Paramedic Program in 1986. He worked as a Paramedic for Forest District Ambulance Service until 2001 when responsibility for EMS was taken over by the County of Lambton and was promoted to Supervisor. He became the County of Lambton's EMS Quality Assurance Manager in 2004, and later became EMS Acting Manager/Chief in 2008. Jeff is an Equivalency Examiner for the Ontario Ministry of Health. He is a Certified Municipal Manager with his EMS Executive Designation and continues to work on a number of Provincial committees for the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs.
Inspector Brendan Dodd (Vice Chair)
Throughout his twenty years of service as an officer with the Windsor Police Service (WPS), Inspector Dodd has worked in a diverse array of operational and administrative assignments. He has frontline operational and supervisory experience in the areas of patrol response and tactical support. Additionally, he served as a Detective for four years of specialized investigative work in the area of internet child exploitation offences and technology crime, where he led several investigations that were international in scope, and testified in court as a trained Computer Forensic Examiner.
In addition to his operational experience, Inspector Dodd has also had administrative assignments which included serving as a police Training Instructor, an auditor in the Office of Corporate Development, and as Public Information Officer (PIO) where he developed and implemented innovative digital communications strategies as a founding member of the WPS Corporate Communication Unit.
A strong believer in the power of technology to transform police operations, Inspector Dodd has also led a number of cross-functional special project teams tasked with implementing strategic information and communications technology initiatives. These projects have included the deployment of large-scale digital voice radio and broadband mobile data systems, as well as CAD and RMS applications. Inspector Dodd also serves as a member of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Innovation and IT Committees of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).
Inspector Dodd has an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario (Huron College) and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Windsor. In addition to professional certifications in policing and emergency management, Inspector Dodd achieved Executive Level accreditation as a Certified Municipal Manager by the Province of Ontario, and sits as a member on the Board of Directors for the Windsor-Essex County Children's Aid Society.
Assistant Deputy Chief Michael Sullivan (Secretary)
Assistant Deputy Chief Michael Sullivan is a 32-year veteran with Ottawa Fire Services currently on secondment to the City of Ottawa as the Program Director for the City Radio Project.
Michael has an extensive background in a wide range of firefighting services from suppression to training with ever expanding leadership roles. After a serious injury sustained on the job, Division Chief Sullivan focused his energies on a myriad of technology related projects. In 2003 he received the General Manager’s Commendation Award for implementing a state of the art CAD and RMS.
Since 2010, Michael has been supporting the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) as their lead on the issue of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data in Canada. In 2011 he was asked to be their representative on the Interim Board of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG), a role he continues today. He is also the CAFC representative on the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM) Federal/Provincial/Territorial Interoperability Working Group.
Michael is a sought after speaker and commentator on public safety interoperability. He holds an Economics degree from Carleton University. He is married with three adult children.