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Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

Motorola Solutions engineer Chuck Bray, right, shows one of the company's handheld radios to Lake County E-911 Deputy Director Jack Allendorf during an event in Merrillville. Dozens of municipal and county police, fire and emergency medical service personnel checked out the equipment as part…

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

Motorola portable radios stand on display Monday in Merrillville.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Joint resolution by E-911 consolidation holdouts headed for vote

ST. JOHN | A vote by town officials is expected later this month on a joint agreement by four communities who have yet to sign on to the consolidated E-911 network.

March 14, 2014 7:15 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Feb. 13 edition of the Roundtable discusses Indiana's battle over gay marriage, Lumenus USA's failed plan to bring Chinese students to Valparaiso High School and E-911 consolidation in Lake County.

February 13, 2014 5:43 pm

Lake County officials approve E-911 merger agreement

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday approved the E-911 consolidation agreement.

December 10, 2013 2:00 pm

Lowell council wants to meet with E-911 officials

LOWELL | The Town Council wants to meet as soon as possible with officials behind the latest E-911 agreement to wrap up questions yet unanswered.

November 25, 2013 10:15 pm
MARC CHASE: E-911 shouldn't mean high-pressure sales

MARC CHASE: E-911 shouldn't mean high-pressure sales

A major government plan five years in the making shouldn't feel like the kind of high-pressure sales pitch one would face on a used car lot.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

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
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the Sept. 19 edition, the Roundtable panel discusses E-911, the Porter County Animal Shelter and Republicans' latest attempt to kill Obamacare.

September 19, 2013 6:10 pm

St. John proposing splitting county for two E-911 centers

ST. JOHN | A plan to split Lake County into north and south E-911 emergency centers also is dividing municipal and county officials struggling over how to pay for future police and fire dispatch services.

September 12, 2013 12:01 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Aug. 29 edition of the Roundtable discusses the U.S. plans for Syria, the future of E-911 in the region and the future of the Porter County jail.

August 29, 2013 10:00 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Aug. 22 edition of the Roundtable discusses a campaign opposing the movement for a constitutional amendement against gay marriage; a new coalition of police agencies and the E-911 consolidation.

August 22, 2013 4:29 pm

Lake County commissioners add another E-911 consultant

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners hired another consultant Wednesday to guide the E-911 consolidation process.

August 21, 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

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

Lowell council gives initial OK to E-911 consolidation

LOWELL | The Town Council on Monday preliminarily approved contracting with the Lake County Sheriff's Department and county commissioners for consolidated E-911 dispatch services.

December 27, 2012 10:00 pm

Latest E-911 interlocal revision shifts costs

CROWN POINT | The latest revision to a proposed E-911 interlocal agreement consolidating emergency services is more palatable to cities and towns, one member of the E-911 advisory committee said Thursday.

September 27, 2012 9:22 pm

Lake officials make E-911 budget maneuvers

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is setting aside a $10.6 million budget for E-911 consolidations next year, Larry Blanchard, a county consultant, said this week.

September 13, 2012 10:09 am

Lake County removes majority of E-911 money from budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council cut the budget for E-911 communications Tuesday in an admission that a merger of 18 police and fire department dispatch centers is unlikely to take place in 2013.

September 11, 2012 8:15 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
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