The only thing I don't understand....is why he would report to the Fire Commissioner...and not directly to law enforcement or the governor.

DETROIT (AP) - One year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on
America, the city with the busiest crossing on the U.S.-Canada
border has its first director of homeland security.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick named Shelby Slater, a 23-year
veteran of the Michigan State Police, as Homeland Security and
Emergency Management director on Monday.
"As one of the nation's largest border cities, we must be at
the forefront of homeland security preparation and planning,"
Kilpatrick said in a news release.
He will earn $85,000 and report to the Detroit fire
commissioner.
Slater, 54, held a variety of leadership jobs for the State
Police and oversaw the force's emergency management programs for
Wayne, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.
"He's got lots of experience in emergency management procedures
and provisions," Capt. Dewayne Brantley, the State Police district
commander for southeast Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press for a
Tuesday story. "He knows a lot of key players in southeastern
Michigan and the state."
Slater retired from the State Police 2 1/2 years ago, then
served as a security official at the Fermi Nuclear Plant and most
recently as head of campus and student security at Lawrence
Technological University in Southfield.


(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press