[7/20/16] Douglas County Does Away With Emergency Management

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is taking a hit in grant funding- forcing them to cut the Emergency Management position.

Mike Dingle, who has served in that role for 9 years, worked his final day as Douglas County Emergency Manager last week.

Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal, says the Emergency Management position was originally created in 2003 when government funding was readily available, following the September 11 terror attacks…

072016 DCSO Em Management 1 :43 “…to eliminate the position.”

Gjesdal says the decision to cut the Emergency Management position was not taken lightly…

072016 DCSO Em Management 2 :29 “…it was a business decision.”

Gjesdal adds that the duties of the former Emergency Management position, will be slit between command staff and Sheriff’s Office Administrators…

072016 DCSO Em Management 3 :29 “…count on that to continue.”