Laura Wolfe is the Bureau Liaison Manager for the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC). Laura began her public safety career in 1977 working in Corvallis, Oregon as a Police Dispatcher and eventually promoted to the 9-1-1 Center Manager. She has also worked for the Oregon State 9-1-1 Program as the 9-1-1 Program Coordinator and as Director of the Deschutes County 9-1-1.
Her current primary duties include: project management; Bureau Legislative Liaison; representing the Director at various meetings and/or organizations; Board member of the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board; the Urban Area Strategic Initiative (UASI) Communications Working Group (CWG); and the Portland Dispatch Center Consortium (PDCC); as well as serving as the alternate Emergency Manager for the Bureau and Administrative Public Information Officer (PIO).
In 2006, Laura received the Oregon Chapter of APCO's Statewide Impact award and in 2011, Laura was recognized with a Life Time Achievement Award from the Oregon Chapter of APCO/NENA.
She is also very active in the Oregon Chapter of APCO/NENA having served as Secretary, President and Executive Board Member. Laura loves the variety of what she does each day, although she misses daily contact and interaction with Operations.