CSAA announces Public Sector Award winner

Monday, June 13, 2016

VIENNA, Va.—CSAA awarded its 2016 Public Sector Award to Chief Harlin McEwen during ESX on June 9.

The award recognizes a public sector individual’s contribution to the alarm industry. “It is our pleasure to recognize Chief McEwen for his tireless efforts to advance the relationship between monitoring companies and our partners in the public sector,” CSAA president Pamela J. Petrow, said in a prepared statement.

“I am deeply honored with being selected for this prestigious award and have enjoyed working with the members of the Central Station Alarm Association for many years,” said McEwen. “The continued close working relationship between the public safety community and CSAA is resulting in greatly improved public safety services to the public.”

Chief McEwen served for 13 years as the chief of police for the Cayuga Heights, New York Police Department before moving on to serve as the deputy commissioner for the N.Y. State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He later returned to police work, serving as the chief of police for the City of Ithaca, N.Y., before taking the position of deputy assistant director of the FBI.

Since 2012 he has served as the chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee. In this role, he is leading the efforts of the 42-member PSAC to interact with the FirstNet Board and staff and the nationwide public safety community to develop and implement a new Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Wireless Network. McEwen played a critical role in the launch of CSAA’s ASAP program, CSAA said in the announcement.