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Rob Poirier just left as 9-1-1's  Director and the board is using the opportunity to revisit whether the county should still oversee the program.


For the last three years, the county has run 9-1-1, but before that different law enforcement agencies did.


Deschutes County Administrator Tom Anderson says they are re-examining the structure of the agency.


"9-1-1 has a long history of short term directors.  I wasn't here, but I believe they switched to the county operating it to see if that would stabilize it, by giving it the support of county government.   It was hoped it would provide a greater chance for long term stability and improve how 9-1-1 was operating."


Anderson believes the agency was running well under the county's leadership -- but the 9-1-1 Executive Board will meet again next month to decide if they'll make any changes to who runs it.


Traffic & Weather

  • Colorado Bridge will be closed for 6 weeks from October 5 until November 17.
  • Nightwork: Lane closure on the Parkway: Reed Market Road off-ramp.  7pm-6am starting October 12.
  • Lane closure on Parrell Road near Silver Sage 7am - 4pm through October 9.
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