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E-911 Consolidation

Council approves tax levy reduction to fund county dispatch network

HAMMOND | The City Council on Monday passed a resolution reducing its tax levy in the amount of $1,158,871, which will be transferred to Lake County to help fund the consolidated county emergency dispatch center.

August 25, 2014 8:15 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

Separate Lake E-911 center not lawmakers' intent

INDIANAPOLIS | The plan by Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake to opt out of Lake County's E-911 network by establishing their own emergency dispatch center is not what state lawmakers had in mind when they authorized two Public Safety Answering Points, or PSAP, per county.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

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

E-911 holdouts are in county officials' rearview mirror

ST. JOHN | County and municipal officials are moving forward to merge Lake's police, fire and emergency medical radio communications without four skeptical communities.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

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
Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

MERRILLVILLE | The latest in public safety communications radios were on display Tuesday to municipal and Lake County officials preparing to buy millions of dollars in new hardware.

April 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Griffith delays vote on E-911 to study documents

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Town Council received a recommendation to approve the E-911 consolidation agreement, but members delayed a vote to further study the matter.

December 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Munster Town Council approves E-911 plan

MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council on Monday became the latest municipality to sign on to the E-911 consolidation agreement.

December 16, 2013 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: St. John must get over E-911 hang-up

St. John officials are complaining about their share of funding the consolidated E-911 operations. Just what we need -- yet another obstacle in the path of this project.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County Council establishes new E-911 department

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave final approval Tuesday to create a Lake County Public Safety Communications Department that will operate the future combined E-911 center.

July 09, 2013 6:30 pm

New director expected to make E-911 finally connect

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials finally hired a full-time E-911 consolidation director, dispelling five years of indecision, disagreement and outright obstruction to a countywide merger.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm

911 merger panel tabs new chairman

ST. JOHN | The Public Safety Communications Commission on Friday elected Herbie Cruz, director of emergency management and 911 communications, as its chairman.

June 29, 2013 7:44 pm

County: Consolidated E-911 system not an option – it’s a law

CROWN POINT | Consolidating Lake County’s E-911 networks into one countywide system isn’t an option; it’s state law. And it will cost all 17 municipal units most of their public safety funds whether officials agree with the mandate or not.

May 23, 2013 2:02 pm

McDermott opposes E-911 consolidation interlocal agreement

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Friday called on county officials to withdraw the proposed interlocal agreement for the consolidation of E-911 services.

July 13, 2012 10:07 am Related

Lake County Council's E-911 redux may be too little too late

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members may renew debate on a $30 million loan for E-911 consolidation if it isn't already too late.

July 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Officials may not pick up E-911 call

CROWN POINT | Several communities may hang up on Lake County's push to consolidate emergency communications into a single county system as a luxury they cannot afford.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

Public safety chiefs will pursue elected officials over E-911 deal

CROWN POINT | Lake County's police and fire chiefs were told Thursday to compel their elected city and town officials to join E-911 consolidation or face the loss of nearly $4 million in state subsidies now keeping emergency communications up and running.

June 28, 2012 6:15 pm
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