The city of Richmond has named Robert Oliver its new emergency management coordinator, according to a Sept. 8 press release.

Oliver, who has worked for the city for more than a decade, assumed the role immediately. Previously, Oliver worked as a police officer and court bailiff for the city.

“We’re excited for Robert to join us in his new role. His commitment to our city and his established relationships with local and state officials will be essential for Richmond which makes him an asset to our team,” Richmond City Manager Terri Vela said in the release.

Oliver will run the day-to-day operations of the emergency operations center, according to the release. Additionally, he will develop and implement an emergency operations plan and public education programs for the city. Oliver will coordinate with Fort Bend County and other neighboring entities on developing and coordinating of emergency efforts and mutual aid agreements, the release said.