Consolidated Dispatch in Tuscaloosa County

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CSL126

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Just happened to spot an article in the Tuscaloosa News today regarding consolidated dispatch for all public safety agencies in Tuscaloosa County (with the exception of the state troopers). I think it'd be a great idea to have every agency answering calls in the same place. I'm sure it would take a big chunk off of each agency's response time. Sounds like a big "if" right now though.

Central spot for 911 calls possible | TuscaloosaNews.com
 

emcom

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We did that in 1992 up here. It has worked pretty well. There were some growing pains initially. I dispatched before and after the switch. Some things were great, some not. The technology improved quite a bit because money could be pooled....but we lost personal face to face contact with the deputies back then.
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