Mark Pallans is an electrical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in land mobile communications. His background includes the manufacturing industry, operating a radio communications business and working for government. He has been the Communications Engineer for the Metro-Dade Police Department in Miami, Florida and the Telecommunicatins Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale. His company, Pallans Associates provides communications consulting to local governments in all aspects of public safety communications from needs assessments to system design to facilities planning to licensing and rebanding. He is a Life member of APCO (Association of Public Safety Communication Officials and a Fellow of the Radio Club of America.