The Emergency Communications department's administration consists
of the Director, who reports directly to the County Administrator,
a Deputy Director, three Division Managers, six Shift Supervisors,
26 full-time Communications Officers, 29 part-time Communications
Officers, and two clerical positions.
Curtis J. Shaffer
Curtis J. Shaffer was appointed as Hanover County's Director of Emergency Communications on August 1, 2011, and has more than 15 years of experience managing an Emergency Communications Centers.
He previously spent 23 years with the City of Hampton in a variety of positions to include Emergency Communications Director, Assistant to the City Manager, Director of Police Plans, Analysis, and Emergency Operations, and Emergency Management Coordinator. He retired as a Lt Col after 23 years of combined active and reserve service with the U.S. Marine Corps.
During his time in Hampton Roads, Curt Shaffer was the project manager for Hampton's new Motorola Astro 25 Trunked Radio system and Emergency Communications Center upgrade. He was also instrumental in the development of regional interoperable communications solutions to include the Hampton Roads Interoperable Tactical Area Network (HRTACRAN) - an OC3 microwave network; the Overlay Regional Interoperability Overlay Network (ORION) - a 700 Mhz interoperability voice radio system. Further, he served as the Chair of the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee, Chair of the Hampton Roads Interoperable Communications Advisory Committee; served as a member of the regional on the Urban Areas Working Group; and served on the State Interoperable Executive Committee.
Curt Shaffer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a major in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and his Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University. Curt has been a coach and board member of the Hampton Wythe Little League, Board member of the Hampton Sharks community swim team, served as an Elder and Deacon in his church, and been active in a variety of civic and social organizations.
He and his wife Pamela have two children, Matthew and Allison.
W. Udriet, III
Charles W. Udriet, III is the Deputy Director, Hanover County Emergency Communications Department, Hanover County, Virginia.
Mr. Udriet graduated from Highland Springs High School in 1970, the Community College of the Air Force in 1992, with Associates Degree in Resource Management, and Liberty University in 1992, with Bachelors Degree in General Studies with focus in Business and Law Enforcement.
Henrico County Division of Police employed Mr. Udriet as a Dispatcher in 1971. In 1973 he was promoted to Police Officer and served until 1977 when he resigned from the Department to serve on active duty with the Virginia Air National Guard as a Recruiter. In 1985 Mr. Udriet became a volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriff with Hanover County and in November of that year was hired part-time as a Communications Officer with the Hanover County Emergency Communications Department. Mr. Udriet officially retired on January 1, 2000 from the Air National Guard and the United States Air Force, after nearly 30 years of service, as a Chief Master Sergeant and Chief of Retention for the Air National Guard at Andrews AFB, Maryland. He was hired for his present position as Deputy Director in November 1999.
Mr. Udriet has been very active in his community. He served as a volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office until March 2000. In addition, Mr. Udriet was Chairman of Elders at his church of 40 years, Fairmount Christian, Mechanicsville, Virginia, where he has served as an Elder, Deacon, Bible Schoolteacher, Bible School Superintendent and Chairman of the Church Board. He’s been an active member in several organizations to include Past President of the East-Henrico/Hanover Exchange Club, Master Mason - Thomas N. Davis Lodge #351, A.F.A.M., Life Member Air National Guard NCO Academy Graduates Association, and Life Member Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.
Mr. Udriet is a member of Association for Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). He received his emergency number professional (ENP) certification from NENA in 2009. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Central Virginia Emergency Communications Group (CVECG).
Mr. Udriet is married to the former Joyce A. Friedhoff. They reside in Old Church, Hanover County Virginia and have three children, Michelle, Ryan, and Kellye (deceased).
William Perry is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Ashland
and served in the United States Army for over three years. After
basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C., he was assigned to the 23rd
Air Defense Artillery Group Ft. Meade, Maryland. He also served
overseas in Asia where he attended college classes offered by the
University of Maryland-Far East and later attended J. Sargeant Reynolds
Community College in Richmond. He received his Honorable Discharge
from military service as Specialist 4 and received the Army Commendation
Medal, Civil Defense Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal.
The Henrico County Division of Police hired Mr. Perry in 1980 as
a Communications Officer; he later relocated to Louisiana where
he lived for several years working in quality control for National
Mobile Concrete and Stone & Webster Engineering.
Upon his return to Virginia, he was hired by Hanover County as
a Communications Officer in 1986. Mr. Perry was named Hanover Emergency
Communications Officer of the Year in 1990 and promoted to Supervisor
in 1991, then Senior Supervisor in 1998. He was promoted to Operations
Manager effective January 1st of 2005. His duties in this position
include maintaining adequate personnel coverage through preparation
of a monthly schedule, direct supervision of seven Communications
Supervisors, development of the Quality Assurance Program and ensuring
compliance with VCIN/NCIC regulations. He also administers the North
Anna Drills and VOPEX exercises and issues monthly reports.
Mr. Perry holds certifications as CPR Instructor, VCIN Instructor,
EMD Instructor and General Instructor through the Rappahannock Regional
Criminal Justice Academy. He's also a member of the Association
of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National
Emergency Number Association (NENA). Mr. Perry is single and resides
in Beaverdam, Virginia.