Understaffed for Months, Three New 911 Dispatchers for Southampton Village

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS WORK OUT OF THE SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ON WINDMILL LANE. PHOTO BYCHRISTINE HEEREN
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS WORK OUT OF THE SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ON WINDMILL LANE. PHOTO BYCHRISTINE HEEREN

The Southampton Village Board approved hiring two new public safety dispatchers on Friday, making for total of three new dispatchers hired in the last two weeks. The move comes after pressure from the dispatchers union president to fill months-long vacancies that the union president called a dangerous situation.

During a special meeting on Friday, Mayor Jesse Warren and the board hired George Carentz and Christian Bobinski to fill those positions. At a board meeting on August 25, the village hired Alfred Callahan Jr. to fill a recently vacated dispatcher position. Callahan is also the Southampton Fire Department’s first assistant chief.

Understaffed for Months, Three New 911 Dispatchers for Southampton Village

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