Merging Systems?

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Talks about merging the dispatch center for three local law enforcement agencies continue.

A committee that's looking at combining the Wood County, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids Centers met again Wednesday.

Wood County Sheriff Kurt Heuer says there are still many things to consider before a decision to merge is made, but he says doing so would be nothing new.

Several counties in Wisconsin have merged their departments. Doing so in Wood County would help alleviate a staff shortage problem.