Executive Staff

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Executive Director

Andrew Neiditz was appointed the first executive director of South Sound 911 in February 2013. He had served as Lakewood city manager for eight years from 2005 to 2013. Prior to that, he was the city administrator of Sumner from 1999 to 2005, and also served as Lakewood's deputy city manager from 1996 to 1999. For Pierce County, he was executive director of public safety from 1993 to 1996 and deputy county executive from 1985 to 1993. Read more.
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Law Enforcement Deputy Director

Mark Mears has been in law enforcement since 1983 and in 2015 retired as the Chief of Police with the Fife Police Department. He has worked in all aspects of law enforcement operations and administration and is an active assessor for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs LEMAP and Accreditation programs. Read more.
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Fire Services Deputy Director

Ken Sharp has served as the deputy director of Fire Services for South Sound 911 since December 2014. Prior to working for South Sound 911, he served for 35 years in the fire service, beginning his career as a firefighter for the Lakewood Fire Department in September 1977. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Fire Chief of West Pierce Fire & Rescue in April 2007, prior to retiring on March 16, 2013. Read more.
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Administration Assistant Director

Janet Caveizel has worked in local government finance since 1996. After spending 16 years at the City of Edgewood as their Finance Director, she transitioned to South Sound 911 in November 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from Central Washington University. She worked for seven years in the private sector prior to moving to local government. Read more.
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Communications Systems Assistant Director

Tim Hannah joined South Sound 911 full-time in October 2015. He had been the Communications Center Manager for the City of Puyallup’s Communications Center (CityComm) since 2009. Prior to that, he worked for the Washington State Patrol from 1994 to 2009 primarily in the Communications Division serving as a Communications Officer, CAD System Administrator and Communications Supervisor. Read more.
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Information Services Assistant Director

Rob Oesch has 15 years of experience in information technology, specifically in the public safety industry. Currently, he oversees an Information Services team of 20 technology professionals — including help desk support, software developers, and program managers — all of whom may be collaborating on more than 20 different projects at any given time. Read more.