GIS in Public Safety

Paul Christin

Industry Manager—Homeland/National Security and Emergency Call Taking/Dispatch

Mr. Christin joined Esri as the homeland/national security manager in October 2006. His primary responsibilities include understanding the critical issues and challenges facing federal, state, local, and tribal agencies involved in emergency call taking/dispatch and homeland/national security missions and applying GIS technology to solve those challenges. He also devotes his attention internationally and has been involved in homeland/national security and civil defense activities in Europe and the Middle East.

Professional Experience

  • Mr. Christin has a professional product marketing background in delivering computer-aided dispatch, mobile, and wireless network solutions to federal, state, and local public safety and emergency response agencies.
  • Prior to his marketing career, he worked within the insurance industry handling large commercial fire losses and developed software solutions for the claims department of a leading insurance company.
  • He has served nearly 15 years in the fire service as a fire apparatus engine/firefighter/paramedic in a Northern Illinois community. He is also certified on incident command system (ICS) and hazmat operations and is a previous member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
  • He has written and published several white papers detailing concepts and applications for GIS technology in public safety. He also has been published in several trade publications including Fire Engineering Magazine and Emergency Number Professional.
  • He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating and has been a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association (AOPA) since 1987.


Mr. Christin graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in corporate communications in 1987 and has combined his technical abilities with his professional focus to identify technology solutions for public safety mission challenges.

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Paul Christin
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