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.
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.
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.
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.
ST. JOHN | County and municipal officials are moving forward to merge Lake's police, fire and emergency medical radio communications without four skeptical communities.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners finalized a $20 million package Wednesday to finance the launch its consolidated E-911 service.
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.
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.
MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council on Monday became the latest municipality to sign on to the E-911 consolidation agreement.
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.
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.
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.
ST. JOHN | The Public Safety Communications Commission on Friday elected Herbie Cruz, director of emergency management and 911 communications, as its chairman.
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.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Friday called on county officials to withdraw the proposed interlocal agreement for the consolidation of E-911 services.
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.
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.
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.
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