The E911 Emergency Service Board shall be comprised of 7 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members of the board shall serve without compensation. The board shall work in concert with the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, providers, emergency service providers, counties and municipal governments offering 9-1-1 service and any other appropriate department, agency or committee focusing on statewide emergency service affected by the development and maintenance of the E-911 System. The board meets quarterly conducting business and is supported by a full time Administrator located within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
On January 25, 2017, Robert Coupe was appointed by Governor John Carney as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, where his mission is protecting the safety of people and property in Delaware. As Secretary, he oversees eight divisions, which include the Delaware State Police, the Division of Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement, the Capitol Police, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Gaming Enforcement, Highway Safety, the Division of Forensic Science, the Division of Communications and two Councils that advocate for persons with disabilities.
Secretary Coupe has spent over thirty-two years serving the citizens of the State of Delaware, to include serving as Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) under Governor Jack Markell from March 2013 to January 2017.
Prior to serving as Commissioner for DOC, Secretary Coupe served with the Delaware State Police (DSP), retiring in 2012, after 28 years of service to the Division. He served as the Superintendent during his last 3 ½ years of service with the DSP. As a State Trooper, he worked in a wide variety of assignments to include: Detective in the Major Crimes and Homicide Units; Drill Instructor at the Training Academy; Patrol Sergeant; Investigator with the Internal Affairs Unit; and as a Troop Commander. Before his appointment as the Superintendent, he was the Commander of the Criminal Investigative Unit for DSP operations in New Castle County and oversaw thirteen Special Units comprised of 85 Detectives.
Secretary Coupe attended the FBI National Academy 211th Session and the FBI Leadership in Counterterrorism Pacific Program in 2010-2011. Secretary Coupe earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wilmington University and an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delaware Technical and Community College.
Michael H. Vincent
Michael H. Vincent has been a member of the Enhanced 911 Emergency Reporting System Service Board since June 2009. He represents the three county governments on the board.He is a 1963 graduate of Seaford High School.He has served in the Delaware National Guard for seven years and was a seventeen year high school football official.He is a forty year member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department and a Past President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association.He and his wife Elaine reside in Seaford. Mike and Elaine have a daughter Michelle Middleton and three grandchildren.
Lewis W. Briggs
Lewis is retired from the Delaware State Police at the rank of Lieutenant & Director of 9-1-1- Operations; in that capacity Lewis was the commander of the 3 State Police 9-1-1- Centers & the Headquarters Communications Center. During his command the 9-1-1- Board was established by the Legislature and the Board began the upgrade of the state wide system.
Lewis is a Veteran of the United Sates Air Force where he served for 4 years and was honorably discharged in 1974. A graduate of Sussex Central High School; Lewis, continued his education at Delaware Technical & Community College, graduated with an associate degree in Criminal Justice, during that time he worked as a police officer in the City of Rehoboth.
In 1977, Lewis was hired by the Milford City Police Department, graduated from the Academy as the Outstanding Municipal Recruit. In 1981 Lewis applied to Delaware State Police and enlisted as a Trooper on September 10, 1981. During his career Lewis had many assignments from Patrol Trooper to K-9 Officer, Detective and Community Relations. Lewis continued his education obtaining a B.S. Degree from Wilmington University, being selected as the 1st night student to be the graduating Class Speaker. The executive staff selected Lewis to attend the North Western School of Staff & Command in 1994.
Lewis retired from active duty on August 31, 2008. He currently is the Operations Manager for Cooper Realty. Lewis is married to Lisa Hudson Briggs with 4 children & 10 grandchildren they affectionately refer to as their co-ed softball team.
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