Hoeven Honors North Dakota Sheriff

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney wins national 9-1-1 Government Leader Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hoeven will present a national award today to Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney for his recognition as a 9-1-1 Government Leader. Sherriff Laney earned this honor for his work to promote emergency response efforts and to demonstrate the importance of 9-1-1.  

“Sheriff Laney is a dedicated local leader and well deserving of this national honor,” said Senator John Hoeven. “He and the members of his staff have acted with courage and confidence in the face of major Red River flooding, severe storms and other emergencies in Cass County. He is a true hometown hero for North Dakota citizens.”

Sheriff Laney will be honored with 10 others by the E9-1-1 Institute, a nonprofit organization that works to improve 9-1-1 and educate the public about citizen-activated emergency response systems. Senator Hoeven will co-present the award with Rep. Rick Berg. Both congressmen are members of the E-9-1-1 Caucus.  

Sheriff Laney is the Chairperson of the Board of Authority for the Red River Regional Dispatch Center in Fargo. The center is the first to serve two counties in separate states, and it has been hailed as a model for consolidation and cooperation. Sheriff Laney is also working with the North Dakota legislature to provide suggestions and strategies on 9-1-1 policy issues. 

Sheriff Laney will meet with Senator Hoeven tomorrow to discuss the importance of 9-1-1 and emergency response capabilities.