The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office has added three new dispatchers to its Communications Division.
According to Pickaway County Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey, the Pickaway County Commissioners last year authorized the hiring of one additional dispatcher for 2020 and an additional two dispatchers in 2021. This was done in an effort to provide better services to the county. In conjunction with the various firefighting agencies within the county, it was determined by adding three dispatchers would allow for one to be dedicated to the fire dispatch channel. This is especially important with the increasing number of Fire/EMS runs in the county as well as allowing that dispatcher to have undivided attention during a major incident such as a structure fire or major crash.
In addition to the increased personnel, the County Commissioners also added the Mobile CAD system to the dispatch center. This system will allow for Deputies and Fire Departments to obtain relevant call information while in transit to the scene. The fire personnel can see updates to the calls in real time which allows them to make command decisions faster and more effectively before actually arriving at the incident.