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AG to E-911 factions: Unite or lose $2.6M

CROWN POINT | The Indiana attorney general's office has told both warring factions of Lake County's public safety community they must unite their E-911 plans or face losing more than $2.6 million in state funding next year.

15 hours ago
Lake building E-911 from the floor up

Lake building E-911 from the floor up

CROWN POINT | Lake officials are building, equipping and staffing their new E-911 service in a burst of activity this month.

September 25, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County and vendor debate E-911 purchases

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials promised disciplined, comparison shopping to equip their new E-911 service.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm

Lake County officials in search of union workers to build E-911 tower

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are declaring their own emergency to find someone to build a communications tower for the county's new E-911 service.

June 18, 2014 6:33 pm

New radios to broadcast Lake's new E-911 era

CROWN POINT | Lake County police will be equipped with state-of-the-art communications radios by next year when a consolidation of public safety communications begins.

May 22, 2014 6:56 pm
Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

ST. JOHN | Lake County is putting together the hardware for a consolidated public safety communications network. All it needs now is the people to use it.

March 27, 2014 7:22 pm

EDITORIAL: E-911 holdouts, answer call to action

The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

County puts out help wanted sign for public safety dispatchers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.

February 27, 2014 7:36 pm
MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

MARC CHASE: Doing right apparently pays off in E-911 consolidation

Who knew doing the right thing actually pays off? It happened in Lake County this week to the tune of about $1.3 million in taxpayer savings, according to government estimates.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Director tells Lake to add 911 to phone contacts

Director tells Lake to add 911 to phone contacts

SCHERERVILLE | Seven months on the job, and Brian Hitchcock is still selling E-911 consolidation to a skeptical public.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Sgt. Jack Allendorf is the finalist for the position of deputy director of the Lake County's consolidated E-911 communications service.

January 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Deadline for E-911 equipment bids extended two weeks

ST. JOHN | Vendors seeking to provide the $36.2 million in public safety communications hardware for the county's new consolidated E-911 services have been given another two weeks to respond to a request for proposals.

December 19, 2013 8:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Sign E-911 consolidation agreement soon

The Lake County Council is poised today to vote on an E-911 consolidation plan that calls for a single call center. The council should approve this plan, and so should the municipalities that haven't done so already.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: E-911 merger issue has become urgent

Lake County's deadline for E-911 consolidation is rapidly approaching. The time for objections by St. John officials and others is over.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

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.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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E-911 deputy director to be hired

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.

October 08, 2013 7:30 pm

Lake County officials put E-911 consolidation calls on hold

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.

September 28, 2013 11:15 pm

Lake council in no hurry to grow E-911 management staff

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.

September 10, 2013 5:50 pm
MARC CHASE: E-911 assistant would be premature luxury

MARC CHASE: E-911 assistant would be premature luxury

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?

September 10, 2013 12:00 am

St. John draws the line for E-911 at two networks

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.

September 04, 2013 2:51 pm
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