Former Ceres Police officer and current Modesto Police Captain Joel Broumas has been appointed as the director of the Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Joint Powers Authority (JPA).
The appointment was made at the Feb. 18 JPA commission meeting. Broumas will serve for 12 months.
"We are excited to have Captain Broumas join the SR 9-1-1 team," stated Modesto City Manager Jim Holgersson. "Captain Broumas is a proven leader with a steadfast dedication to serving the citizens of our community. We are confident he will effectively lead SR 9-1-1 into the future."
Ceres resident Stan Risen, the chief executive officer for Stanislaus County, said he looks "forward to working collaboratively in making 9-1-1 services even better for the residents of Stanislaus County."
Broumas will oversee all Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 operations and will support the JPA Commission in their efforts to evaluate each of the recommendations included in the recent study completed by the Matrix Consulting Group. Broumas will solely be focused on leading SR 9-1-1 and will not retain any ancillary assignments with the Modesto Police Department.
Captain Broumas has been with the Modesto Police Department since 1990 and in total has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement. He was promoted to sergeant in 1997, lieutenant in 2000 and captain in 2005.
His experience covers a wide range from detective, Field Training Officer, Crime Reduction Task Force, to comprehensive administrative oversight of operations of the Modesto Police Department including crisis response.