Saratoga council discusses combined dispatch

SPD Chief Mike Morris, Sheriff Alex Bakken make case for eventual contract with CCSO for Saratoga dispatch

"If we were fully staffed and looking at equipment cost, that's one thing. We are truly one power bump or one illness away from not being able to keep the door's open 24/7."

Supported by other law enforcement and first responders, Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris laid out the case as to why a county-run centralized dispatch was likely a matter of when, not if. Morris, who was appointed to the position of chief last year by Mayor Chuck Davis, explained how staffing and infrastructure issues were leaving his dispatch center struggling.

"All of our equipment is outdated. We were able to secure s...


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