911 chief to leave for private job

Shenandoah County’s 911 system chief plans to leave the post at the end of the month for a private-sector job, officials announced Wednesday.

R. Jason Malloy, director of the Emergency Communications Center, announced his resignation effective Oct. 31, according to a media release issued by the county. Malloy plans to accept a position providing public-safety consultation services.

The county intends to begin the recruitment process to fill the director’s position.

Malloy joined the county in June 2014. He oversaw the department’s upgrades to its computer-aided dispatch system, emergency medical dispatching and the recently approved public safety radio replacement project.

Malloy led a department composed of 18 full-time communications officers and one administrator for its computer-aided dispatch system. The department oversees public-safety related communications for all county law enforcement and fire and rescue agencies.

The county now faces challenges with Malloy’s departure at this time, County Administrator Mary T. Price has said.