Tina Buneta

Tina Buneta, ENP, CPE, RPL began her public safety career in 1999 as a front-line telecommunicator for the Colorado State Patrol, and ultimately served the CSP for over twenty years and five communication centers as a Communications Training Officer, Communications Supervisor, and Regional Center Manager.  Additionally, Tina has 15 years of experience in organizational strategic planning and cultural development in urban and rural work environments. She serves her industry on a larger scale as an RPL and Occupational Analysis Workshop facilitator for APCO, an Executive Board member of Colorado NENA-APCO, and as a leadership-focused presenter at national and state-level conferences.

Tina currently serves as the Director of Aurora911 in Colorado. Aurora has a rapidly growing population of 440,000 and receives over 600,000 calls for service annually.  Tina joined the City of Aurora, Colorado in December of 2019 and has served beside her team through the entirety of the COVID pandemic, as well as a turbulent summer of civil unrest in 2020. She led her team toward becoming an independent department, resulting in the inception of “Aurora911” on January 1, 2021.  Since then, her primary focus has been to maximize the employee experience by improving department culture, career growth, personal and professional development, and compensation.  As a team, Aurora911 has improved team member retention, engagement, and satisfaction, by modeling a commitment to empowerment and continuous improvement.

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