Release: January 16, 2013
George T. Maier,
Stark County Sheriff 330-430-3887
“911 CALLS MAKES
SMOOTH TRANSITION TO SHERIFF’S DISPATCH”
Canton, OH – Sheriff George T. Maier announces that on September 18, 2013 the
Stark County Sheriff entered into a contract with the Stark County Board of
Commissioners to assume operation of the Stark County 911 Dispatch Center.
Since that time, upgrades to dispatch equipment and training of personnel has
At midnight, Wednesday, January 16, 2014, the 911 calls coming into the County
911 Center were transferred to the Stark County Sheriff’s Dispatch. The
Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center will now answer all incoming 911 calls that
were previously answered by the County Call Center which will result in fewer
calls being transferred from a 911 call taker to a dispatcher. With this
consolidation of resources the Sheriff and Commissioners expect to save the
Stark County Taxpayers approximately $300,000.00.
It should be noted that this is the second such consolidation as the Sheriff did
take over Plain Township Fire Dispatch in August of 2013 in an effort to save
Plain Township residents tax dollars.