Saratoga PD preparing for dispatch shortage

Chief Mike Morris informs Saratoga Town Council of proposed emergency MOU with Carbon County Sheriff’s Office


November 16, 2023

The same struggle of employee shortages plaguing emergency call centers around the nation will also soon impact the Saratoga Police Department, which already has a small staff of dispatch workers.

At the November 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Chief Mike Morris told the council that he would soon be down to only two full-time dispatchers. The typical amount of dispatch staff for his department is four full-time employees.

Dispatch Shortage

“We’re running into a little bit of an issue with staffing in the police department. Of course, we’re...

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