Community Service Officer, Ed Young handles many of the tasks performed by the prior Animal Control Officer's position as well as expanded responsibilities within the department.
Trained by the National Animal Control Association (NACA), Young handles all calls involving domestic and wild animals, with the exception of animal trapping. Sick or injured animals are handled based on whether they are wild or domestic and lost pets are added to a list maintained by the Communications Division and owners are contacted if possible. Additionally, animal complaints from neighbors are handled by the CSO who works to mitigate the problems through personal contact and intervention or citation when the circumstances warrant.
Not restricted to animal control, Young also assists in maintaining the department's inventory of police vehicles, scheduling and overseeing needed service and repairs, and coordinating upgrades and installation of new equipment.