Greg Jurrens

Headshot of Greg Jurrens.

Speaking at:

Bridging Communications Technology: A Discussion on Integrating LMR and LTE

About this Speaker

Greg Jurrens

Director, Public Safety Technology
Harris County Universal Services

Greg Jurrens is the Director, Public Safety Technology for Harris County’s Universal Services Department. He provides strategic leadership for law enforcement technology, physical security, and public safety communications including the Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TXWARN). TXWARN delivers P25 trunked radio and mission critical services (MCX) for 80,000+ subscribers in Houston and 58 counties in East Texas. Greg has been heavily involved in the land mobile radio-long-term evolution (LMR-LTE) evolution from gateway patching and inter-RF subsystem interface (ISSI) connections, to the latest Interworking Frameworks. For the last four years, Greg has led the Radio over IP Strategic Advisory Group for the Texas Interoperable Communications Coalition, where the group designed and deployed the Texas Interoperable Radio Interconnect System (TIRIS). TIRIS ties the state’s regional P25 systems, including DPS and several state agencies together for enhanced situational awareness during large scale events.

Greg is also actively involved in Incident Management Information and Communications leadership as well as instructing and mentoring through CISA’s Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program. Greg brings 45 years of electronics design, marketing, and leadership experience to Harris County and holds a bachelor of science in engineering technology from Kansas State University. He enjoys flying and amateur radio with his wife Karla.