New Douglas County 911 director comes with years of experience

Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 23:30:14-05

Douglas County has a new director for their emergency communications.

David Sleeter took over the job the first week of December. 

“I have had over 30 years of public safety experience,” said Sleeter.

The Wisconsin native worked 17 years as the 9-1-1 director in Rock County Wisconsin.

He said right now he is getting used to his new home, “Probably the best thing I can do is bring myself up to speed, really understand the situation and the people before I do anything.”

One thing he is excited for is the changes the county is working on from the $45 million bond voters passed in November.

The county plans to update radio systems and move the current 911 system to a new building, all things Sleeter can add expertise too.

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“Due to the face I have done a new construction of a new site and we updated our radio system just shortly before I left.”

Sleeter said these updates the county is working on will help provide the best service, “It will be better service or more complete serve than what we have.”

He also adds the transition to next generation 911 will be a busy one, but in a good way.

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“It is like giving us a whole new tool box with tools, better tools that we are able to use and provide better services when people call,” said Sleeter.