Former Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey reached out to Polk.Today and said that he had no comment at this time about his dismissal Friday from the county government.

Lacey had served for the past several years with the county in the role of Public Safety Director, wearing several hats at the same time.

His time in office included several pushes to reform the Polk County Volunteer Fire Department to bring in paid firefighters, among other measures to increase the effectiveness of the volunteer force.

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Previously posted:

Details are lacking so far, but confirmation has been made that Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey was dismissed from his employment with the County on Friday.

Lacey, who in his role with the county oversaw the Emergency 911, was chief of the fire department and head of county’s Emergency Management Agency, had served in numerous first responder roles since the start of his career across the area. He is also chief of the Cave Spring Fire Department.

When sought for comment, county officials had no comment on the dismissal due to it being a personnel matter.

Attempts to reach Lacey by phone were greeted with a county EMA official answering to say it was no longer his line. Additional attempts to reach out to Lacey online have not yet been returned.

For the time being, Barry Trammell will be serving as the Chief of the County’s Volunteer Fire Department. He had previously served as a Battalion Chief of Station 9.

Check back for additional information as it become available.

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