New GOHSEP director takes first day on the job

New GOHSEP director takes first day on the job
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 7:20pm

The new director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says he's using experience to make the state safer before the next disaster.

Kevin Davis replaces Mark Cooper, who left the agency back in June to take a job in the private sector.

"Being on the local level, I was on the frontline of hurricanes, fish kills, the BP oil spill, so i know what it's like for law enforcement, and for local government, firemen, all of those agencies as they're on the frontline," said Davis.

Davis says while he was the St. Tammany Parish President, he helped his community through over 20 storms.

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