Washington County Commission introduces 911 director


During the Washington County Commission meeting Thursday, Douglas Moore was introduced as the new 911 director.

Washington County Commissioners took a step forward in bringing centralized 911 to Washington County on Thursday.

During the meeting Commissioner Charlie Schilling presented the new 911 director to those in attendance.

“At this time I’d like to introduce Douglas Moore,” Schilling said.

Schilling said Moore worked at the Wood County 911 Center since 2002.

“Douglas comes with a lot of experience,” Schilling said. Schilling thanked the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for the officials there who helped with the interview process for the 911 director and Beverly Volunteer Fire Department Chief Phil Lowe for his help throughout the process.

When he was introduced, Moore said he is “excited to be here and to take the next step in my career and hopefully (have) a good working relationship with Washington County and move forward.” Moore said his official start date as the 911 director is March 13.

He worked at the Wood County 911 center for 21 years and started out as a dispatcher, then moved up to assistant supervisor and trainer. For the last 11 years he has been a supervisor there, according to Moore.

The first thing that Moore will do when he starts as the 911 director is “try to get everybody on the same page and figure out where exactly everybody is and where I need to start taking hold of and get this thing moving faster (for centralized 911).”

Moore said that Wood County has had centralized 911 since 1999.

“It is just a total benefit to the community,” Moore said of centralized 911. “It saves transfer time, coordination between agencies with pursuits and multiple and jurisdictional issues. We’re all in the same room. We can communicate better and easier to get help to the community.”

Other business addressed by the commission at the meeting included:

¯ Approved paying $890,037.82 in bills.

¯ Approved appropriating $496 for expenses for the Common Pleas Court for electronic monitoring.

¯ Approved appropriating $10,000 for operation and maintenance for Deerfield sewer.

¯ Approved $95,015 for salary, insurance and other expenses for the 911 System Fund. These funds are for the newly hired 911 director.

¯ Approved five Then & Now items, which are purchase orders that are more than $100.

¯ Approved paying $44.46 for interest for a late payment for the Washington County Board of Health Credit Card. Commissioner James Booth said that the BOH is considering switching to a more flexible credit card.

¯ Appointed the Washington County Department of Job and Family Serviced Deputy Director Dawn Freeland as the person in charge of two accounts with Toyota Financial Services.

¯ Approved demolishing two structures under the Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program: 251 Stevens Rd., Waterford, and 300 Klinger Rd., Waterford.

¯ Approved the statement for the care of prisoners in the Washington County Jail for the month of February.

¯ Agreed to table a Health Aging Grant subrecipient agreement between the county and Washington-Morgan Community Action until a few changes that need to be made can be discussed.

¯ Approved quote from RedHawk to provide services for only the county, not for Marietta or Belpre. RedHawk provides a shortcut for the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS).

The shortcut allows dispatchers to pull data into their computer aided dispatch without having to manually enter it and allows Washington County Sheriff’s deputies on the road to find information without having to ask dispatchers for it.

¯ Agreed to table the County Home Creek scope fee proposal

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