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16-18 May, 2022
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Ed Mills
Public Safety Engagement & Technology Solutions Manager at Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology


Ed is responsible for coordinating broadband efforts in Colorado to support public safety critical communications. He is a Captain with Evergreen Fire Rescue where he serves as a firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Public Information Officer. Ed is also an EMS at Red Rocks Community College. He served as a military policeman in the United States Army.

Ed is a native of Colorado and has worked in the Public Safety sector nationally and internationally for the past 8 years. He is a domain specialist in counter terrorism technologies such as StreetLab Mobile (Raman), Mobile Trace (ITMS) and acoustic wave. He has worked alongside many of the major cities’ law enforcement and fire departments like Seattle Fire, Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Unit, Los Angeles Harbor Police and Bomb Squad. Ed has also worked with the DEA in Quantico, ICE, ATF,and the Coast Guard. He assisted Mexican Customs, Federal Police and the Mexican Army to help them detect drugs and explosives. Ed was the project lead on GE Security’s 3-B laser product - a device that detects chemical as well as biological threats.Ed also enjoys the role of educator. He is a firearms instructor in Colorado as well as a certified instructor with the Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigations. For the past 20 years he has also worked as a teacher and administrator in Missouri, Hawaii and Colorado, publishing books and developing curriculum along the way. Ed has always felt passionately about service and giving back to the community. He is currently a firefighter, emergency medical responder, swift water rescue swimmer, with Evergreen Fire Rescue. Mr. Mills serves on the high-risk extrication team in the Denver metro area and is a Fire Information Duty Officer for the mountain area. He also served as a military policeman in the United States Army for 6 years.

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