Central Dispatch Authority

Term: No term of office

Meets: Wednesday at 2 p.m. in January, April, July and October

The Central Dispatch Authority is responsible for establishing a centralized dispatch of emergency police, fire and ambulance services and make sure it is funded properly.

 Find out more about Central Dispatch here.


  • Rick Behnke, Sheriff, Chair
  • Jeremiah Jones, appointed by Board of Commissioners
  • Bruce Stack, appointed by Fire Chief's Association
  • Clint Roach, appointed by sheriff
  • Jenny Robinson, appointed by sheriff
  • Frank Butts, appointed by Township Association
  • Mike Dawson, appointed by Michigan State Police
  • Steve Grinnewald, appointed by City of Dowagiac
  • Leslie McClelland, general public