Montgomery names new Public Safety Director - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Montgomery names new Public Safety Director

Col. Chris Murphy Col. Chris Murphy

MONTGOMERY, AL - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has announced that Colonel J. Christopher Murphy will be the City of Montgomery's Public Safety Director, effective October 1, 2010.

In this position, he will oversee the police, fire and communication departments. The Public Safety Director will work with the department heads that are in place and pull these areas together with one voice. 

"As we began the process of reorganizing our city government, we have had a lot of great success," said Mayor Todd Strange. "I believe with the addition of Colonel Murphy, we will be able to take it to the next level." Mayor Strange described Colonel Murphy as a man of integrity, strong leadership skills, a clear vision and judicious manager. 

"Our hope is that he will use his focus and abilities to help us set Montgomery apart," added Mayor Strange. 

"My leadership is simple and straight forward," said Colonel Murphy. "I like open and candid communication and accountability." He is excited and ready for his "new challenge" with clear goals in mind for his new position. 

Colonel Murphy is currently the director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety since2006. Prior to this appointment by Governor Riley, he was a 30-year law enforcement veteran.

Colonel Murphy began his career as an officer with the Auburn Police Department. He then served as a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation before joining the U.S. Secret Service. Colonel Murphy's tenure with the Secret Service included protective details for former presidents, vice presidents, and foreign heads-of-state; and criminal investigations, including financial and computer crimes. At the time of his retirement from the Secret Service in 2006, Colonel Murphy served as Special Agent in Charge of the Birmingham District Office, in which capacity he managed the seven Secret Service offices in Alabama and Mississippi.

A native of Birmingham, Colonel Murphy earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Auburn University and a master's degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice at Troy University. Colonel Murphy and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of Christopher, Michael and Patrick.

INFORMATION SOURCE: City of Montgomery

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