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By Ryan Kushner

Staff writer

SURRY — For years, Surry County’s emergency dispatch center has operated under two managers: the county sheriff, and an emergency communications manager employed by the county.

The Board of Supervisors is now looking to change that.

At a recent work session, the Surry County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting the sheriff’s control of the dispatch center, and moving the operation over to a new Emergency Operations Center currently being planned for the county.

“I don’t think you can have two managers,” said Emergency Services Coordinator Ray Phelps in a presentation to the Board regarding the dispatch center. “You can’t. It just doesn’t work.” 

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