CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.
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.
SCHERERVILLE | Seven months on the job, and Brian Hitchcock is still selling E-911 consolidation to a skeptical public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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