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Washington County dispatch moves into its new building

The Washington Communications Center has moved into the new building. (Courtesy of Cara Sorrells)
The Washington Communications Center has moved into the new building. (Courtesy of Cara Sorrells)

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, staff moved into the new Washington County Communications Center.

Cara Sorrells, the dispatch supervisor for the county, said the move went well, and she is currently troubleshooting a few issues. Essential equipment was moved and only a few supplies are left to move.

At 3 p.m., the Washington Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Department transitioned to the new radio system. Sorrells said it was a smooth transition.

In the next few months, she said the team will be working to transition fire and EMS to the digital radios.

The future of the old communications center is unknown. Sorrells said the first step is decommissioning the old equipment.

The new center at 2183 Lexington Blvd. is located between the Washington County Jail and the Washington County Sherriff’s Office on Lexington Boulevard. All three buildings are connected.