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New director of State Radio announced

Posted on 12/31/2008

December 31, 2008701-328-8100

Bismarck, ND - Adjutant General David Sprynczynatyk, director of the N.D. Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) today announced that Mike Lynk has been chosen as the new director of State Radio. Lynk previously worked for the N.D. Attorney General's Office as a special agent with the N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation and was the coordinator of the N.D. Fusion Center.

"I am pleased that Mike is joining our team," said Sprynczynatyk. "He has been involved in law enforcement for nearly 27 years and has substantial relationships with that community and I am confident his transition to State Radio will be smooth and the division will continue to provide critical communications expected by the citizens of North Dakota."

As director, Lynk will manage 31 full time employees and will direct the daily operations of State Radio. State Radio coordinates 9-1-1 services as well as emergency medical, fire and law enforcement response. It provides all public safety communications services for 22 counties and also provides back-up to local and regional public safety answering points (PSAPs) located throughout the state. State Radio is the primary dispatch center for the N.D. Highway Patrol and also responds to calls for emergency assistance across the state.

"I'm excited and looking forward to the new challenges ahead of me and am particularly looking forward to continuing the recent technology advancements in State Radio communications."

Lynk will begin his new position on January 7, 2009. For more information about State Radio, please visit www.nd.gov/des /radio/.

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