Lt. Kenny Payne, the Davis County Sheriff's Department commander who supervised installation of the countywide advanced 911 system, was appointed Monday to represent the county on a committee studying consolidation of emergency dispatch systems.

The consolidation study is being urged by the Davis Council of Governments.Other committee members will be named by Bountiful, Clearfield, and Layton, which along with the Sheriff's Department operate the four main dispatch centers in the county.

The county commissioners Monday approved the appointment of Payne, currently the division commander over investigations in the Sheriff's Department.

In addition to the four dispatch center representatives, the committee will include a fifth member from a community served by the centralized 911 system. The commissioners suggested that Kaysville Mayor Brit Howard fill that position.