H. James Suitor has been named director of public safety and emergency services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He brings with him 37 years of law enforcement experience in positions including investigative, supervisory, administrative and in emergency management.
Prior to starting with Memorial, Suitor served as chief of police with the Town of Niagara, where he was responsible for policy development, control, supervision and program implementation for the effective delivery of police services, emergency management and public safety to the community.
In addition, Suitor brings to Memorial over a decade of experience as a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services certified general topics instructor, a volunteer firefighter and a paramedic.
As director of public safety and emergency services, Suitor will provide leadership to the security, emergency management services and communications department. In addition, Suitor will be responsible for the medical center’s response to emergencies, as well as all disaster preparedness activities required through New York State Department of Health and Memorial’s accrediting body. Suitor will also serve as the primary liaison to the emergency medical services community.