Grand Traverse 911 announces new director

    Grand Traverse County hires from within to fill director position at central dispatch center.

    Starting December 1, 2015, Grand Traverse 911 will have a new Director. Jason Torrey, who has been Acting Director of the department since early 2015, was recently appointed to the position by County Administrator Tom Menzel.

    "Jason has successfully fulfilled the managerial responsibilities for County Dispatch as Acting Director for the past eight months, and has proven himself many times over, so this was a very easy decision to make," said Menzel.

    Torrey was hired by Grand Traverse County in 1997 to work in the Central Records Division of the Sheriff's Office. The following year, he moved into a 911 Dispatcher position, was promoted to Dispatcher Supervisor in 2001, and became Deputy Director of Grand Traverse 911 eight years ago.

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