Emergency Management

Jill Olen is the CEO of The Olen Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in public safety and homeland security issues. She served as San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety and Homeland Security during his first term. She had oversight of the City’s Police, Fire and Homeland Security Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Family Justice Center and Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Prior to moving to San Diego in late 2004, Olen served in several top level emergency services planning, operations, and policy posts as a senior civilian at the Pentagon.

Articles by this writer

December 2008  |  Magazine

At every level of government, the United States, Mexico, and Canada struggle to determine acceptable levels of disaster preparedness between border communities.