Chief McEwen receives CSAA award
Chief Harlin McEwen is the recipient of CSAA’s 2016 Public Sector Award in honor of his contribution to the alarm industry.
“It is our pleasure to recognize Chief McEwen for his tireless efforts to advance the relationship between monitoring companies and our partners in the public sector,” said Pamela J. Petrow, president of the Central Station Alarm Association International (CSAA).
McEwen played a critical role in the launch of CSAA’s ASAP program and has worked tirelessly in its promotion.
“I am deeply honored with being selected for this prestigious award and have enjoyed working with the members of the Central Station Alarm Association for many years,” said McEwen. “The continued close working relationship between the public safety community and CSAA is resulting in greatly improved public safety services to the public.”
In addition to serving as a chief of police and later deputy assistant director of the FBI, Chief McEwen served for more than 37 years as the Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Communications & Technology Committee.
Since 2012 McEwen has served as the Chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee. In this role he is leading the efforts of the 42-member PSAC to interact with the FirstNet Board and staff and the nationwide public safety community to develop and implement a new nationwide public safety broadband wireless network.