Office of Emergency Management
Pat joined the Office of Emergency management in March 2011. Pat started his career in Public Safety in 1977 when he joined the Davison Fire Department just out of high school. By 1980 he had graduated from the Detroit Police Academy and was working as a certified police officer for Richfield Township in Genesee County. When the city of Kalamazoo combined their police and fire department to form Public Safety this appeared to be a natural fit. Pat joined Kalamazoo Public Safety in 1982 where he served as a Fire Fighter, Police Officer, Public Safety Officer, Canine Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and retired as Executive Lieutenant in 2008. Shortly after retiring, Pat was called back to Public Safety to serve as Assistant Chief until 2009. From 2009 to 2011 Pat served as a 5th District Planner and was assigned to Kalamazoo County Medical Control where he updated the EMS radio communications to the MPSCS system. Pat served as Director of the Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management from 2013-2018. Pat is married to Tammy Wright and they have 4 sons.