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Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission

Lake E-911 system on a fast pace

CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget for 2015 and news that full-time dispatchers will be hired in the next few weeks.

August 28, 2014 6:52 pm

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 E-911 officials tell St. John they want change of scenery

ST. JOHN | County officials have a message for St. John town officials who want to opt out of their E-911 communications network — you are too far away.

June 23, 2014 5:48 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

St. John still pushing for two E-911 centers

ST. JOHN | Area officials agree movement is needed to meet the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline to establish a consolidated Lake County E-911 network, but they continue to debate how to make it happen.

October 04, 2013 7:00 pm

E-911 director won't wield heavy ax in staff reorganization

CROWN POINT | Lake County's new E-911 director said he won't jeopardize public safety when staffing reductions must be made among the county's police and fire radio dispatchers.

August 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Lake County's new E-911 director starts Monday

CROWN POINT | Lake County's new director for E-911 services is scheduled to begin making the executive calls Monday.

July 16, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: A call for help with 911 merger

The Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, which is facilitating the 911 dispatch consolidation, faces three big challenges. It has to choose and prepare two sites, and it has to equip the dispatch centers and the police and firefighters accordingly.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am
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