Bob Cozzie is the Director of Clackamas County 9-1-1, also known as CCOM. He started his career as a 9-1-1 call taker for the local Sheriff’s Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His career path includes trainer, lead worker, assistant supervisor, and Public Information Officer. During that timeframe, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University. Bob and his family moved to Portland in 2003 where he served as the Training Manager for the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications. In 2005, he accepted his current position at CCOM.
Bob serves on numerous committees that have a direct impact on the 9-1-1 industry and public safety, including the State Interoperability Executive Council (Steering Committee Chair), State Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO) 2nd Vice President, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) Steering Committee Chair, Communications Working Group (past chair), and Portland Dispatch Center Consortium (PDCC). He is a board member of Responder Life, a non-profit, which helps to equip first responders to lead healthy and productive lives.
Bob has a military background having served in the United States Air Force. He is married (27 years), and has four grown children, two grandchildren. He spends much of his spare time swimming, running, cycling, and other fitness activities with the goal of participating in local triathlon competitions. In addition, Bob volunteers on a monthly basis at the Portland Rescue Mission, and volunteers at his local church.