Regional Dispatch Continues to Move Forward
Another major milestone in the consolidation of the 911 dispatch systems in Broward County was recently achieved, as the E911 Dispatch Center in Pompano Beach was successfully merged into Broward County’s Regional E911 Consolidated Dispatch System.
The success of this most recent merger was the result of a very carefully planned and executed effort between Broward County’s Office of Communications Technology and the cities of Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Sea Ranch Lakes and Broward Sheriff’s Office Regional Communications Division. The above cities join Sunrise, Margate and Coconut Creek in Broward County’s Regional Consolidated E911 dispatch system.
Additional consolidations will continue to take place in the coming months with the expectation of having the E911/Dispatch Regional Consolidate System completed in 2014.
Consolidated Emergency Response Center will Enhance Public Safety
The new regional 911 system in Broward County will enhance public safety and result in other benefits, including a consolidated, more efficient 911 infrastructure and dispatch operation, with performance that meets or exceeds current standards.
Ten emergency public service answering points (PSAPS) will be consolidated into three. The three new dispatch centers will be located in:
- North Broward: Coconut Creek Public Safety Building
- Central Broward: Sunrise Police Department
- South Broward: Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
These locations were selected based on security considerations, technology infrastructure and facility features, including the ability to house personnel required to support a larger area of service.