Richard Schmahl

Statewide Interoperability Coordinator

Richard Schmahl is an experienced Information Technology manager and public safety professional. He has a hands on approach to work assignments and has a strong ability to communicate and explain technical concepts and solutions to a non-technical audience. 

Mr. Schmahl has over 35 years of experience in public safety and information technology including 32 years with the Akron Police Department and 3 years as the city of Akron CIO. He has been active in Ohio's governance structure, workgroups and committees for many years prior to accepting the position as Statewide Interoperability Coordinator and MARCS Program Director in November 2015.