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Chatham’s Emergency Communications Director Named to State 911 Board

Post Date:10/10/2017 10:38 AM
Chatham County Emergency Communications Director Mike Reitz has been appointed to the North Carolina 911 Board, which oversees statewide laws and policies related to wireline and wireless 911 communications in North Carolina. Reitz fills a seat assigned to the North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials that will expire on Dec. 31, 2018.

A major responsibility of the statewide 911 Board includes monitoring revenues from a special service charge paid by telephone service providers to support 911 communications. The revenues go into a state fund and are used to reimburse local government emergency communications centers for allowed expenses, including phone systems, software, hardware, furniture, staff training and supporting functions.

“It is an honor for Mike to be selected to serve on this board, which distributes vital funds that help us make needed improvements to our 911 services,” said Chatham County Manager Renee Paschal. “We know that he will be a great voice for rural and newly developing communities, which have their unique 911 challenges.”

Reitz joined Chatham County on August 21, 2017 after serving as Assistant Communications Director for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Police Department since 2010. He has worked in the field of emergency services and communications since 1999.
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