911 director presses county for tower

911 Director Chelsie Angleton told county commissioners she was concerned about communication problems with deputies. A new tower project has been put on hold because of its cost.

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October 13, 2021 - 10:52 AM

Allen County Commissioner David Lee listens to a presentation. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Allen County’s 911 director urged commissioners to make a communications tower project more of a priority.

Chelsie Angleton told commissioners she covered two 12-hour dispatch shifts over the weekend, and was very concerned about communications problems with deputies.

“I lost track of the number of times I had to ask them to move to a different channel. I couldn’t hear what they were saying. It was all static,” she said.

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