Consolidated dispatch was approved by yet another governmental group Monday, with the Riley County law board voting on the matter. Law board member Dave Lewis made the original motion for approval.
After several months, even years, of consideration, the discussion on the matter was rather brief…Board Chair and Karen McCulloh and Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen seemed somewhat relieved, with McCulloh saying she was “delighted: and Schoen saying it had “been a long time coming.”.
All emergency agencies will be consolidated into the one dispatching system. Director Schoen indicated the plan is to implement the change December 31st.
Manhattan city commissioners are to deal with the matter Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, this past weekend was a rough one for Riley County Police, with three shootings–including two fatalities–but there was some good news coming from RCPD, with recognition for two police officers Monday. Police training officer awards were presented, with Director Brad Schoen telling law board members a lot is involved in the process.
Schoen went on to present certificates and award ribbons to Officers Emmett Smith and Josh Winkler.
In other action Monday, a grant was approved for DUI enforcement through the Kansas Department of Transportation.