Lake County's deadline for E-911 consolidation is rapidly approaching. The time for objections by St. John officials and others is over.
As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.
CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock will add a deputy director to his staff after the Lake County Council approved creating the new $75,000-a-year position Tuesday in a 4-3 vote.
CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council deferred action Tuesday on a request by Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock to hire an assistant.
When times are tight — and unavoidable but necessary expenses mount — does your family add more luxuries to the budget? Or do you cut frills to make ends meet?
ST. JOHN | Town officials who are tired of delays and wary of the proposed cost of a consolidated E-911 service want to split the county into two service areas comprising the busiest cities and towns and the more quiet suburbs.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners hired another consultant Wednesday to guide the E-911 consolidation process.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials pushing for open, competitive bidding to build the county's consolidated E-911 system may have the winning hand in the debate on whether bargain-hunting or speed should be paramount.
If you're having trouble following the process Lake County government and law enforcement officials are using to consolidate emergency 911 dispatches into one central facility, you might find this checklist helpful:
CROWN POINT | The new Lake County E-911 director's move to the region is now complete.
CROWN POINT | The compensation package of the new Lake County E-911 director could get a little sweeter this week.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's new E-911 director said he won't jeopardize public safety when staffing reductions must be made among the county's police and fire radio dispatchers.
CROWN POINT | Brian Hitchcock said he sees his new job as Lake County's executive E-911 director as the principal cheerleader for consolidation.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's new director for E-911 services is scheduled to begin making the executive calls Monday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are formalizing employment of the new E-911 director, but delaying hiring a technology consultant for purchasing new communications infrastructure.
When the Indiana General Assembly a few years ago said all counties had to consolidate emergency police and fire communications systems into a single unit, it didn’t say maybe.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether they have time to shop for the lowest price on what could be one of the largest electronics purchases in county government history.
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