Tom Sorley, Deputy Director Radio Communication Services for the City of Houston, Texas, brings over 25 years of experience as both an advocate for public safety telecommunications issues and as an administrator in public safety telecommunications, from his early days of service in the Orlando, Florida, Police Department's 9-1-1 Center to his current role as Deputy Director for radio services in the fourth largest city in the nation.
Mr. Sorley has served as Communications Manager for both the Orlando Police Department and Orange County, Florida. He has chaired several local and state industry panels and committees. Mr. Sorley has extensive experience in local and state communication issues at all levels.
Mr. Sorley has served as Executive Council Representative for the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, International (APCO) and has chaired chapter, regional, and international conferences for the group. He also serves on APCO’s broadband committee. Mr. Sorley was an active participant in the Software Defined Radio Forum as a representative of NPSTC. Mr. Sorley currently serves as Governing Board Vice-Chair for the Department of Homeland Security Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program, NPSTC Technology Chairman, and Vice Chairman for the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee.
Mr. Sorley holds a Bachelor's degree in management and a Master’s degree in business, both from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Sorley also holds numerous industry certificates and is an alumnus of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course.