Effective January 22, Tina Taviano will be the city’s new director of communications, according to Police Chief Rusty York. The position oversees the police 911 call center, radio shop and records division.
Tina has been teaching at ITT Tech since retiring from the sheriff's department earlier this year. She likely will have to work hand in hand with former opponent, Ken Fries, in discussions to merge city and county communications centers in the future:
York said he expected Fries and Taviano to act as professionals, especially as discussions of combining the city and county 911 dispatching services invariably resurface. York said he expects a report soon from the city and county dispatch directors who examine the benefits of consolidation.
“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity and challenge,” she said. “I enjoy serving the public.”I'm glad to see Tina back in public service. She is a true public servant, and Fort Wayne is fortunate to have her in it's ranks. Congratulations, Tina!