Bruce C. Morris serves as Chief Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to the daily operational oversight of eleven public-safety agencies, Morris supervises the state's domestic preparedness initiatives, serving as the governor's coordinator for terrorism preparedness and as chairman of the state domestic preparedness multiagency working group. He is the Coordinator for the Virginia Preparedness and Security Panel on Terrorism and a member of the Congressional Safety and Security Council. By designation of the governor, he is the FBI Single Point of Contact for the Commonwealth on Weapons of Mass Destruction issues and programs, and the Single Point of Contact to the national Homeland Security Office. Additionally, he, with coauthor Donna K. Wells, was the architect of Virginia's statewide criminal-justice plan and the Governor's Comprehensive Crime Prevention Plan for Virginia.

Morris's criminal-justice experience spans two decades. Morris served previously as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety, Chairman of the Parole Board, and Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He was twice elected Commonwealth's Attorney (state prosecutor) for the combined jurisdictions of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

A frequent lecturer on criminal justice and public- safety topics, Morris also serves as a faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University's Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute.

Morris graduated with distinction from the Virginia Military Institute, where he is a member of the Board of Visitors, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

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