Eddie L. Reyes was appointed Director of Prince William County’s Office of Public Safety Communications on February 20, 2018. He oversees Prince William County’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), which is responsible for answering all wireless 9-1-1 calls in the County and dispatching all fire/rescue calls for service in the County, and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. The PSAP also dispatches for the following police departments: Prince William County Police, Dumfries Police, Quantico Police, Haymarket Police and Occoquan Police.
Director Reyes has over 26 years of law enforcement experience retiring as the senior deputy chief from the Alexandria, VA Police Department after 25 years of service. During his tenure with the City of Alexandria, he worked in almost every unit of the Police Department and worked some high-profile incidents including the attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the Sniper incidents in 2002 and many Presidential inaugurations.
Director Reyes is a past chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Police Communications Committee; the past Chairman of Virginia’s State Interoperability Executive Committee under Governor Mark Warner, and the past chairman of the IACP’s Communications and Technology Committee.
Since the early 2000’s, Director Reyes has been intimately involved with large scale public events and with technology related to law enforcement operations, such land mobile radio systems, mobile data terminals, automatic vehicle locator for the expedited dispatch of law enforcement responders as well as body worn cameras, firearm discharge detection technology and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Director Reyes also worked for a short period with the Amtrak Police Department as the Deputy Chief of the Mid-Atlantic Region and at the National Police Foundation as a Senior Law Enforcement Project Manager.