LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office promoted a hardworking member of their Emergency Communications Division into a newly-created supervisor position on Monday.
According to a social media announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, Dispatcher Brian Wood is now one of five senior dispatchers, positions that were created earlier in 2016 to add an extra layer of supervision under the Communications Director (currently William Mann), who must sometimes leave the office.
“In his new position of Senior Dispatcher, Brian will be a first line supervisor in the ECC,” posted the Sheriff’s Office with their congratulations. “He will lead a team of up to four dispatchers on a shift.”
Members from each of the Sheriff’s Office’s five divisions and Wood’s family attended a special promotion ceremony in the Road Patrol briefing room. Wood’s wife, Deputy Kerry Ann Wood of the Sheriff’s Jail Division, pinned his new Senior Dispatcher badge on his uniform.
In creating the five new senior dispatcher positions, the Sheriff’s Office also deleted five dispatcher positions. The idea is to promote current dispatchers to fill these five positions, so no additional hires will be necessary.
In March 2016, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and County Administrator Ian Coyle estimated that the change will cost approximately $20,000 in increased wages.