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Possible New Location for 911 Dispatch Center

911 dispatch 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/8/13) – Talk about the new location of the 911 Dispatch Center has been in discussion by local officials lately.
 
Currently, with only 300 square feet, the 911 Dispatch Center is in need for more room for not only the employees but for all the equipment as well.
 
“Of course technology is advancing and getting smaller, but there are more pieces to it,” said Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams. “There are people crammed in that one room with 4 or 5 computers, computer monitors, 911 phone systems, and regular phone systems… we are just really running out of room.”
 
Still in preliminary discussions, at the Building and Grounds Committee meeting, the idea of possibly moving the dispatch center in the basement of the old courthouse was brought to everyone’s attention.
 
“I personally think this is a pretty good idea, anytime we can put our communication sections in some sort of extra protection is a value to our community in case of an emergency,” said Magistrate Christopher Toney.
 
When making this decision, the safety of the community was always in mind.
 
“One of the things we had to look at was the location… then safety reasons. We are looking at putting dispatch in the old zoning department in the basement of the old courthouse,” said Judge Executive Donnie Carroll.
 
A committee was setup during the meeting that consisted of Donnie Carroll, Christopher Toney, Larry Wilson and Charlie Beshears. This committee will go to the city and talk about further issues and possibly approve the move.
 
“I pledge my support for this direction, I’ve said this hundred times… public safety should be the government’s primary responsibility,” said Magistrate Shaun Roberts. “I think the better the 911 dispatch center can be the better the safety Hopkins County will be. I think this is a step towards creating a more uniformed 911 dispatch center to help with improving our community,” said Roberts.
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News

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