StarkeCountyDispatch_treadmillStarke County Sheriff Bill Dulin has found a way to promote health while working in the dispatch center.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased a treadmill for the 911 Dispatch Center.

Starke County Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts and the majority of that shift is sitting at the consoles.   With the addition of the treadmill dispatchers are able to stand and walk at a slow pace while on duty to help reduce stress and promote health.

The treadmill moves as fast as 2 mph and does not interrupt emergency calls or other functions of the dispatcher’s job.   They also have the ability to stop the treadmill at any time.

Sheriff Dulin said, “The treadmill will decrease stress, decrease sick leave, improve employee morale and increase productivity.”