County to convene group for dispatch complaints

Jul 10, 2024 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

Responding to unspecified “recent complaints” about the work of Washington County’s 911 communication center, commissioners voted last week to assemble a committee to address the issues and make recommendations for improvement.

Commissioner John Spruill handed out a three-page document at the July 1 meeting, requesting formation of the committee to look at a variety of aspects; the document provided no specific target of “recent complaints.”

During discussion among commissioners, there was no mention of any specific shortcoming, but Spruill did comment that lives have been put at risk in some circumstances.

Later in the week, no county or fire service official replied to questions about the need for the committee...


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