Originally Posted by gtaman
The sheriff I don't believe dispatches anymore but they still can. I know you have to pay more to be dispatched by them. That was the case with Hamilton twp. They were dispatched by the sheriff until June of 2011 I believe. It was too much for them to pay so they went to CFD. I don't believe they can go back to the sheriff because they only do it for emergencies. I think they were grandfatherd in to the sheriff until the price increase. Also I don't believe they do it for free. I think CFD would take charge if a department needs it as the sheriff was always tied up upon dispatching.
Yeah, CFD does this weird thing where they can bill per run. So each run costs a certaina mount of money to dispatch. It is definitely cheaper than what other dispatchers in the area charge to dispatch runs, but I was under the impression that it was free for the county to do it.
What's the threshold for the counties that have to do it vs those who don't?
And does it have to do with counties with townships that have their own police vs those that don't? Out where i am in rural ohio as a volunteer, none of the townships have their own PD, but in Columbus, pretty much everyone has their own PD.