Spalding County Manager William P. Wilson Jr. announced today the appointment of Ricardo K. McCrary as E-911 Communications Manager at the Spalding County 911 Center. The appointment, effective August 28, 2018, concludes the search that identified several competitive and qualified candidates.
Mr. McCrary began his career with Spalding County in 1996 as a Telecommunicator and has risen through the ranks during his 22 years of service to the community. Ricardo was promoted to Lead Telecommunicator in 1998, 911 Shift Supervisor in 2003 and was again promoted in 2016 to 911 Training Officer.
County Manager William P. Wilson Jr. acknowledged “I have known Rico since he came to work with the Emergency Communications Department in 1996 and have watched his career progress over the years. His can-do attitude and commitment to excellence will enable him to lead the E-911 Department forward and I look forward to working with him.”
Spalding County Commission Chairman Raymond Ray welcomed Mr. McCrary, as well, stating “I am always pleased to see promotions from within a department and wish Ricardo luck as he leads the E-911 Team forward.”
The new E-911 Communications Manager is a POST Certified primary TAC (Terminal Agency Coordinator) with the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) for the E-911 Center, possesses several NIMS (National Incident Management System) certifications and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) certifications for Incident Command Systems, has over 45,000 hours of in-service Emergency Communications experience, is a 2010 Graduate of the University of Georgia Management Development Program, a 2015 graduate of the City of Griffin Leadership Development Institute and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Griffin-Spalding.