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Lake County E-911 still doing the splits

Lake County E-911 still doing the splits

CROWN POINT | Lake County's new E-911 service is handling everyone else's emergencies, but has yet to resolve getting Cedar Lake and Schererville to join its network.

January 22, 2015 11:00 pm

S’ville leaders plan to meet with Cedar Lake about second PSAP proposal

SCHERERVILLE | The town continues exploring the possibility of operating a separate public safety answering point with Cedar Lake.

January 21, 2015 10:00 pm

Lake E-911 puts out welcome mat for St. John

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are welcoming St. John with open arms into the E-911 family, even if the town's action was the product of a last-minute split decision.

December 22, 2014 8:15 pm

St. John votes to join Lake County E-911 system

ST. JOHN | What started as a discussion of hiring a couple of part-time dispatchers to replace those hired by Lake County for the E-911 consolidation has ended with the town voting Thursday to join the countywide system.

December 19, 2014 5:15 pm

Lake County E-911 to miss start-up deadline

CROWN POINT | Lake County's consolidated E-911 emergency service won't be fully operational by the state's Jan. 1 deadline.

November 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake and E-911 holdout communities agree to keep talking

ST. JOHN | County and suburban government officials report they narrowed their differences, but haven't yet come to agreement over consolidation of police, fire and emergency medical communications.

November 17, 2014 4:37 pm

New E-911 summit slated Nov. 17 in St. John

CROWN POINT | Lake County and three communities' officials are now set to meet later this month to discuss a potential deal to merge police, fire and emergency medical service dispatch centers.

November 08, 2014 4:45 pm

Lake County votes to hire 105 public safety dispatchers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials invited 105 police, fire and emergency medical dispatch staff members Thursday to work for the county's new E-911 network.

October 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Lake County E-911 summit set

CROWN POINT | Lake County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation will meet Oct. 23 to attempt to settle their difference over the future of public safety communications.

October 13, 2014 11:30 pm

Lake E-911 sides could meet next week

CROWN POINT | County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation Thursday traded messages of frustration and accommodation.

October 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Lake commissioner floats E-911 peace plan

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Commissioner formally offered concessions Monday to Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville to resolve an impasse over the upcoming consolidation of police, fire and emergency medical service dispatch centers.

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm

Attorney General hopes to connect E-911 opponents

Feuding local government officials may resolve a public safety communications crisis by sitting down talking to one another.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am

AG to E-911 factions: Unite or lose $2.6M

CROWN POINT | The Indiana attorney general's office has told both warring factions of Lake County's public safety community they must unite their E-911 plans or face losing more than $2.6 million in state funding next year.

September 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Porter County E911 director resigning

VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.

August 22, 2014 11:42 am

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 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
Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

ST. JOHN | Lake County is putting together the hardware for a consolidated public safety communications network. All it needs now is the people to use it.

March 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm

E-911 proponents racing to beat the clock, doubters

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are preparing an unprecedented spending and construction blitz to build a countywide E-911 network in the next 10 months.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

County puts out help wanted sign for public safety dispatchers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are calling all police and fire dispatchers to join the new E-911 service.

February 27, 2014 7:36 pm
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