Gerald W. Boyd is the Communications
Director for Baker County’s Consolidated 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. Jerry Boyd is also concurrently the
Deputy Chief of the Baker County Fire Authority and the Deputy Director of the Baker County Office of Homeland Security.
Jerry recently managed the complete remodeling and expansion of their 9-1-1 PSAP.
Gerald W. Boyd has been the Chief of
Fire Company 50, Shasta County, CA Fire Department (1999-2003), the Chief of Police of the Martinez Police Department (California)
(1991-1996) and the Chief of Police of Coronado Police Department (California) (1981-1991). Jerry Boyd’s
law enforcement career also includes working at the Irvine Police Department (California) as a police lieutenant and SWAT
commander and with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as both a deputy sheriff and sergeant.
Jerry Boyd has designed, fabricated
and staffed Mobile Incident Command Units for over 25 years. He is well versed in Tactical and Special Operations deployments.
Considered an expert in the field of PSAP Management and Supervision, Jerry holds Basic through Management POST Certificates
and is a popular Police and Fire Academy Instructor. He has written five books, including three on emergency
communications subjects and over three dozen articles in professional journals. Among his books, he is
the author of The Will to Live--Five Steps to Officer Survival and the co-author of Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional
Tactical and Incident Dispatcher.
According to the book description of
Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher, “After
years of articles, web sites, and presentations, this is the first book to examine the concept of Incident Dispatch. The authors’
purpose is to provide basic, essential guidelines for establishing an Incident Dispatch program, how to function as an incident
dispatcher, and how to manage an incident dispatch team in your agency or region. It is written from more than a decade of
personal experience in IDT operations, management, and training, validated by the ongoing use of hundreds of incident dispatchers
and their supporting public safety and communications agencies nationwide.”