Montrose County Keeps Emergency Dispatch Service

A Colorado sheriff's office will keep providing emergency dispatch services for several agencies after they sued for the continuation of the service earlier this month.

The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that several fire and police agencies joined forces earlier this year to form the Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center. They sued the Montrose County Sheriff's Office in early December to force the sheriff to provide emergency 911 dispatch service.

Under a recent agreement, Montrose County officials will also provide room for non-emergency dispatch service until the Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center is up and operational.

Sheriff Rick Dunlap says the center is expected to be complete by March.