As of 7 a.m. this morning all of the Grass Valley Police Department’s dispatching services have been switched over to a countywide dispatch center operated by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. The consolidation is expected to save Grass Valley about $100,000 dollars a year. Grass Valley Police Captain Rex Marks says the consolidation brings some changes to the way the public interacts with Grass Valley PD.
There is a phone in the lobby of the Grass Valley Police Department allowing for direct contact to the new regional dispatch center, and when people call the main business line for the Grass Valley Police Department, an automated attendant system will direct their call.
Grass Valley automated phone recording
The Nevada County Sheriff’s office now handles police dispatch services for all police agencies in Nevada County including Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Town of Truckee. Sheriff Keith Royal in bringing together the consolidation said it will generate some $600,000 in combined savings and will allow his office to keep open the Jail in Truckee which is used by multiple agencies, and allow additional staff to be put on the street in a time when they would have to eliminate staff.