City of Milbank, Grant County reach dispatching agreement with Watertown  (Audio)

November 15, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Grant County and the city of Milbank will soon be getting assistance from Watertown when it comes to answering non-emergency police, fire and medical calls.

On Monday night, the Watertown City Council authorized City Manager Amanda Mack to sign a one-year contract with Grant County and the city of Milbank for non-emergency dispatching services.

Before making that decision, the council heard from Watertown’s 911 Dispatch Center Manager Troy VanDusen….

Van Dusen was asked to cite an example of a non-emergency police call that might come in…..

Grant County and Milbank initiated the talks that led to this agreement. VanDusen says it’s a win-win for both sides…

Watertown will be paid quarterly installments of $6,000 for providing the service, which covers calendar year 2022.