Joe Covington

Joe Covington

Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications, VA

Nominated by Caroline Molivadas

Joe is the Systems Administrator for our CAD.  Joe is a former active duty Marine who is not the kind of individual to seek recognition for his efforts.  He is the kind of individual who works tirelessly day and night behind the scenes to keep our CAD and Dispatch Center running like a well-oiled machine.  He has a very small staff and supports every aspect of the CAD system from soup to nuts.  One of the things that makes Joe so great to work with is that he really cares about the men and women in the field and the importance of our 9-1-1 system to our citizens and our first responders.

There is no way to measure the personal sacrifice that he and his family make supporting our CAD.  He has been on-call 24/7/365 for as long as I have known him.  He has been working round the clock for the past two years as we implemented our new TriTech Inform CAD and continues to push the envelope.

Like all Marines - he brings a calm, can do, no problem is insurmountable, adapt and overcome attitude to the job at hand.  I personally am proud to work with him and know the City of Alexandria is a safer place because of the dedication of folks like Joe.

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