Gerald Risner

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Gerald Risner is a life-long Tennessee native that has been employed by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee Highway Patrol Communications Sector for the past nine years. He is currently helping to head up the Tennessee Advanced Communication Network, known as TACN, an LMR P25 700/800/VHF trunking system that has been implemented statewide and is currently used by multiple state agencies and local entities. His new role as Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) allows him to work with the state’s public safety community to enhance interoperability and training across our great state.
You can reach him at or on Twitter at @gerald_risner.