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Lake officials take out $20M loan for communications gear

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners finalized a $20 million package Wednesday to finance the launch its consolidated E-911 service.

April 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Porter votes to merge police dispatch with Chesterton

PORTER | The Porter Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to merge police dispatch units with Chesterton.

January 29, 2014 12:55 pm

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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County needs single dispatch center

For more than a year, members of the One Region Public Safety Committee have been meeting to collectively assess and evaluate law enforcement functions within Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Officials: Connect through Smart911

PORTAGE | Just last month, a Portage woman dialed 911 from her cellphone.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep pushing on E911 consolidation

Police and fire officials in Lake County have accepted an offer they couldn't refuse -- free space at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point to house the consolidated E911 dispatch service. It's a smart move.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

New Chicago consolidates with county's 911 dispatch

NEW CHICAGO | New Chicago eliminated its 911 dispatch last month, becoming the first community to consolidate with Lake County, Town Council President Laurie Robbins said.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
County 911 system facing funding, manpower issues

County 911 system facing funding, manpower issues

Porter County officials may be facing some difficult decisions regarding the county's E911 system in the coming months.

February 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos


E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott took the initiative to pick up a “lost caller” and drove her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also “instrumental” in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am
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