Feb. 9, 2017–Charlie McNichol / Director of Mobile County Communications District

Charlie McNichol was born in Mobile and raised between Baldwin and Mobile counties. He is a graduate of McGill-Toolen High School and the FBI National Academy. He has one daughter, Kara, who graduated from the University of Alabama and is a registered nurse.
Charlie has been in Law Enforcement/Public Safety for over 29 years. His career began in July of 1987 with the Daphne Police Department (DPD) as a radio dispatcher. Within months he was sworn in as a police officer and attended and graduated from the Southwest Alabama Police Academy and Faulkner Community College. While at DPD Charlie served in most every section of the department and rose through the ranks to be the first Captain in the history of the department. As Captain, he served as the Assistant Chief of Police and ran the day-to-day operations of the department. While serving in this positon Charlie was asked to leave DPD and join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama, which is based here in Mobile. There he served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for six years.
Charlie is currently the Director of Mobile County Communications District (MCCD). He manages the Mobile 9-1-1 Center and the radio system for all public safety agencies in our county. Charlie was hired at MCCD in August of 2013 as the Deputy Director. He was appointed Acting Director in February of 2016 and ultimately appointed Director in July of last year.
Charlie is here today to give a presentation, and answer questions, on how the 9-1-1 Center and public safety communications work in Mobile County.