Introduced Version



Introduced by: Battles


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to congratulate David Smith of the Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission on his retirement, and to thank him for his service to the state.

    Whereas, David Smith has worked in the field of public safety communications for 44 years; and,

    Whereas, of those years, 31 have been spent serving the state of Indiana, first with the Indiana State Police, and then with the law enforcement agencies and courts of Marion County; and,

    Whereas, in July of 1999, the General Assembly created the Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC), composed of members representing all areas of public safety, and tasked it with the development and implementation of Project Hoosier SAFE-T, a statewide digital voice and mobile data communications network for public safety officials; and,

    Whereas, owing to Mr. Smith's long record of success in public safety communications, the IPSC recruited him in 2000 to lead the effort to develop and implement the new system as the Commission's Statewide Interoperability Coordinator; and,

    Whereas, for the last 10 years, Mr. Smith has worked tirelessly in directing and coordinating every aspect of the project, including financial development, policy development, design and construction, and training in the use of the new system.

    Whereas, Mr. Smith is widely admired for his success with the Project Hoosier SAFE-T, and as a result, according to one of the Commissioners of the ISPC, "Indiana's strengths in funding, governing, implementation, training and local buy-in are the envy of 49 other states": Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates David Smith on his retirement from a long and successful career, and thanks David Smith for his invaluable service to the public safety communications of the state of Indiana, particularly for his vision and hard work in carrying out the work of Project Hoosier SAFE-T at the request of the General Assembly.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House transmit a copy of this resolution to David Smith.

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