Archive for Sunday, October 11, 2009

911 recording system to receive upgrade

October 11, 2009


The city of Lawrence recently was awarded $67,600 to update its 911 recording system, federal government workers said.

The money is part of more than $25 million in grants to law enforcement agencies and community groups from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch’s office said Friday.

In Lawrence, the money will be used to buy a 64-channel 911 recording system for Douglas County dispatchers, said Molly Haase, spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

“The new recording system will allow for review of all radio and phone traffic, more accurate responses to calls for service, statistical analysis, and retrieval of information for investigations,” Haase said.


skinny 8 years, 8 months ago

What's wrong witht he one they have? Is it not just a computer with recording software? S67,600. seems a little high to me.

cornflakegirl 8 years, 8 months ago

Maybe they should use that money to hire more dispatchers, so there's actually competent, trained personnel answering the phones. The fact that no one has died this year due to 911 error is nothing short of a miracle

redrum 8 years, 8 months ago

That's because the ECC either ran off or fired half the staff - people who were truly dedicated and cared about the citizens, law enforcement, and fire/ems of Douglas Co.

The ECC has gone to pieces since Director Denney retired.

one2no 8 years, 8 months ago

well I didn't know that the director retired. Cornflakegirl you are short of nothing being right. I can say some of the people that do answer the phone are just rude anyways.

domovik 8 years, 8 months ago

one2no-If you were working six days a week, twelve hour shifts, and no vacation I think you would be a little tired and irritated with people on the phone too. That's a light schedule for some of the dispatchers. A new recording system isn't going to help. Get some people in there who can do the job so the lives of the citizens, EMT's, fireman, and PD aren't in more danger then they already are.

redfred 8 years, 8 months ago

What Cornflake, Redrum and domovik said,

Smitty - After several unsucessfull suicide attempts by Sevier he finally acomplished the job with a suicide by cop. Get over it. Maybe if there is any blame to be placed in that sad situation maybe it should be on the mental health system.

somebodynew 8 years, 8 months ago

Glad to see some people with inside knowledge speaking out. Hope "management" doesn't find out who you are or the place might be even shorter staffed. Keep up the good work for all of you still fighting the good fight. Some of us get it and are thankful for you.

triplegoddess13 8 years, 8 months ago

Management is too busy with their new recording system and the new bathroom they are putting up there in dispatch to pay attention to blogs. The current recording system is less then 5 years old and the only reason then want a new one is because it's something new to play with.

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