Harlin McEwen Honored by IACP for FirstNet Efforts

On October 25, the Communications and Technology Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police met for what was the last meeting chaired by Chief Harlin McEwen.

McEwen, the retired Chief of the Ithaca Police Department and a former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, served as the chairman of the committee for 37 years. He is an Honorary President and Life Member of IACP.

McEwin was presented with the special “D Block” to commemorate his efforts to convince Congress to allocate the potion of the 700 MHz band (called the D Block) to public safety, making the FirstNet system possible.

Comm and Tech Commitee Photo

Outgoing committee chair Chief Harlin McEwin (center, with D Block). To his left is incoming chair Chief Eddie Reyes; next to Chief Reyes is Lou Fiore, chair of CSAA’s Alarm Industry Communications Committee. (Click image to enlarge).

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