FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin announced his intention to appoint Derek Poarch as the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief. Poarch, a native of Lenoir, N.C., is presently the director of public safety and chief of police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his new role, Poarch will oversee the bureau responsible for FCC activities pertaining to public safety, homeland security, emergency management and disaster preparedness.