Joseph Barasoain was appointed as Director of Emergency Communications 9-1-1 effective September 10, 2014.
Director Joe Barasoain holds a Master‚Äôs Degree in Management and a Bachelor‚Äôs Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Thomas University. ¬† Director Barasoain began his career in public safety in 1989 as a dispatcher for the City of Florida City Police Department and has worked in the public safety arena for over 25 years. Joe has supervised in areas of Communications, Emergency Management, Patrol, Investigations and Juvenile Resources. ¬† Director Barasoain left his law enforcement career as a Police Captain over Operations with Golden Beach, Florida ¬† in 2011 to pursue his dream of consolidated communications management. ¬† In 2011 Director Barasoain became the Deputy Director of the City of Alexandria, Virginia Department of Emergency Communications where he also served as a Sworn Deputy Emergency Manager. Joe became the Director of Fulton County Emergency Communications E-911 on September 10, 2014. ¬†
Director Barasoain is an APCO Registered Public safety leader (RPL) and also a graduate of the Virginia Police Chiefs Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. He is a member of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, The International Association of Chiefs of Police as well as the International Association of Emergency Managers.