Robert Smuts

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Deputy Director
Division of Emergency Communications

Robert Smuts is a Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, where he leads the Emergency Communications Division. Robert is an experienced administrator with a background in emergency management and public safety.

Robert previously served as the City Administrator for New Haven, Connecticut from 2007 to 2013, he was the chief administrator for most operational departments and provided budget and personnel oversight. During his tenure he established the Department of Public Safety Communications which created a combined public safety answering point for all

Robert Smuts is a Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, where he leads the Emergency Communications Division. Robert is an experienced administrator with a background in emergency management and public safety.

Robert previously served as the City Administrator for New Haven, Connecticut from 2007 to 2013, he was the chief administrator for most operational departments and provided budget and personnel oversight. During his tenure he established the Department of Public Safety Communications which created a combined public safety answering point for all police, fire, and emergency medical services. As part of his duties, Smuts also served as the City of New Haven’s Director of Emergency Management. Prior to serving as City Administrator, Smuts was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor of New Haven.

Smuts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale University. 

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1011 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102