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News : Veteran Police Department Official to Lead Emergency Communications Center
Nashville, TN, USA, July 29, 2015 -- Veteran Metro Nashville Police Department Commander Michele Donegan has been appointed director of the city’s Emergency Communications Center, effective Sept. 16.
She will succeed Duane Phillips, who served 36 years at MNPD before taking the helm at the ECC in June 2008, according to a release.
Donegan is a 28-year police department veteran who presently commands operations at the Hermitage precinct. She has served in various MNPD roles, including as a patrol officer, sex crimes detective, vice detective, patrol supervisor, head of recruitment, field supervising captain and commander of the MNPD Domestic Violence Division.
Donegan will start work at the ECC on Sept. 1 in order to provide a transition period with Phillips before he retires. She will oversee a staff of 185 at the ECC.
"Our 911 call center at the ECC is a lifeline for citizens and an important piece of our public safety structure," Mayor Karl Dean said in the release. "I am proud of Duane’s service and believe that Michele is an excellent choice to succeed him. Michele has a passion for people that she has demonstrated throughout her career, and I know she will carry that energy with her to the ECC."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, July 31, 2015