Stories tagged with: Dispatch Centers

February 23, 2012 - 6:14pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are supporting resolutions that could ultimately lead to the merging of the county and city of Zanesville law enforcement dispatch centers.

Executive Director of the Planning Commission Andrew Roberts met with the commissioners on Thursday to discuss local government innovation funds.  He said it's a pool of money that can be used for shared services.

"We are going to make application, hopefully next week, for some grant funds that we...

August 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Among their already stressful jobs, each day 9-1-1 Dispatchers have to take their focus away from real emergencies and field a growing number of accidental 9-1-1 calls.

In just a 5 hour shift, 9-1-1 received 9 hang-up calls earlier this week. These accidental calls aren't uncommon. Director of Operations at the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office Kim Hambel said they've had more than a thousand so far this year and will send a patrol out to the ones that come from a land-line.

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September 22, 2010 - 4:48pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Will the Zanesville and Muskingum County dispatch centers be consolidated into one? That's the question that was brought up Wednesday afternoon at the Dispatch Task Force's first meeting.

The issue has the potential of causing quite a power struggle between both law enforcement agencies, but they were able to sit down with other local officials and see if the option is feasible.

"We're one community. Find ways that we can better serve our people. We all have less resources,...

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