Currier Appointed as Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications


Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Walter “Budge” Currier as Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

Currier has been instrumental in the growth of Public Safety Communications, including as the Cal OES 9-1-1 Branch Manager since 2011.

Prior to Cal OES, he was a Communication Engineer and Project Manager at AECOM from 2007 to 2011.Currier is President of the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators and a member of the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, National Emergency Number Association and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.

Currier, who was as an assistant professor at Liberty University from 2006 to 2007, has extensive military experience, serving in the U.S. Marines from 1985 to 2006.