After 36 years of working devotedly as the Communications Director for Fayette County E911, Cheryl Rogers, is set to retire on March 27, 2015.
Cheryl began her career in public safety in 1979 as a dispatcher for the Peachtree City Police Department. In 1981, she accepted a position as a police officer and served in that capacity until she married fellow officer, Michael Rogers in 1983. Cheryl returned to the dispatch center in 1984. Working at first as a supervisor then later as manager of the Communications Division, Cheryl was instrumental in helping the Peachtree City Police Department achieve national accreditation.
In 1995, Cheryl was hired by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to initiate a consolidated public safety dispatch center that would serve the needs of all the public safety agencies in Fayette County.
Cheryl has been a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) where she served as a NENA Board Officer for approximately ten years.
“While we are grateful that Cheryl is transitioning into retirement, the loss of her expertise and knowledge will be felt for years to come,” said County Manager Steve Rapson. “Fayette County’s E-911 operations are going to miss her guiding hand.”
When asked what her plans are after retirement, Cheryl replied that she has a family cruise planned two weeks after retiring, and that she wants to spend more time camping with husband, Michael, while enjoying their two Dachshunds, Zoey and Coco.
Chairman Charles Oddo commended Cheryl Rogers saying: “The County’s Emergency 911 Center is the hub of communications for our public safety facilities throughout the entire county. Cheryl was at the helm early in that process and has continued to serve the county with her experience, knowledge, professionalism, and hard work. Her tenure with the county has been beyond measure.”