Brit Weber joined Michigan State University in 2002 and is the program director of the Critical Incident Protocol (CIP)-Community Facilitation program at the School of Criminal Justice. The CIP program is a no cost, U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant-funded initiative for communities (cities, counties, and regions) across the nation that builds public and private sector partnerships in joint critical incident management and weapons of mass destruction planning. Additionally, he is involved in several homeland security, emergency management, and criminal justice initiatives and partnerships.
Brit served 28 years with the Michigan State Police in the Uniform Division at the Lansing, Detroit, Coldwater, Jackson, and Ypsilanti posts. As a field facilitator, he taught management and other courses, and was a Community Service Officer specializing in juvenile, security, and crime prevention issues. Brit worked on various projects in emergency preparedness, public safety, and community service, in addition to local, state, and federal multi-agency cooperatives. His career included earning bravery and other departmental and community commendations. He retired as a lieutenant, Assistant Commander of the Ypsilanti Post in 1998.
After serving with the Michigan State Police, Brit joined the R.W. Mercer Company as the Manager of Safety and Human Resources. He was responsible for safety, risk management, security, regulatory compliance, HAZMAT and training, as well as employee development programs, employment law, and related human resource functions. He instituted a number of safety and human resource programs and policies, which resulted in reduced employee injuries, increased regulatory compliance, and decreased general liability costs.
In 2001, Brit served with the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Kosovo (formerly Yugoslavia) where he was a project coordinator, instructor, and supervisor with the United Nations Police Force. He was responsible for the development and supervision of various employee training programs for the Kosovo Police Service and the United Nations Police. Further, he instructed management and leadership classes and supervised specialized police training units.
Brit received his Bachelor of Science degree in public safety from Eastern Michigan University. He successfully completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Brit completed Michigan State University’s certificate in homeland security and is working on a master’s degree in security management. He has over twenty-five years experience in providing training and program development in management, criminal justice, homeland security, and employee performance.
Mr. Stovall graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Administration and Planning. In addition to his education, Mr. Stovall also has received his certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2004.
Prior to coming to Plano, Mr. Stovall began his career in Florida with the Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management, serving as their Emergency Planner, Plans and Operations Supervisor, and then Emergency Coordinator. Following his tenure with the Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management, Mr. Stovall worked for two years as a Project Manager with the General Physics Corporation’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit in Tampa, Florida. In October 2006, Mr. Stovall accepted the position as Director of the City of Plano’s Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Mr. Stovall’s thirteen years of emergency management experience includes developing plans, strategy, and direction of emergency and disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery projects in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Stovall’s disaster experience includes response and recovery duties to the Lancaster, Texas F4 Tornado in 1994, Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Florida Wildfires of 1998, Tropical Storm Josephine, Tropical Storm Gabrielle, and Hurricane Charley, just to name a few. Mr. Stovall also has vast experience in developing and coordinating jurisdictional emergency and disaster response exercises and training for jurisdictional teams in the public, private, and volunteer sectors.
Mr. Stovall currently serves as the 2nd Vice Chairman for the Dallas / Fort Worth Regional Emergency Managers group, Chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Committee for the Dallas / Fort Worth Region, Chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Committee for the Emergency Management Association of Texas, and is Co-Chair of the Public-Private Partnership Committee for the International Association of Emergency Managers.