Long-Awaited Communications Center Opens
Hendricks County, IN, has opened a $7.6 million communications center that will equally serve police, fire, and ambulance services.
Housed in the Plainfield’s police and public safety building, the center will provide the ability for all respondents to communicate with each other, through an 800 MHz. frequency.
Staff will be on hand around the clock, and each of 13 workstations comes equipped with flat video screens.
“They can see where the doors and windows and other features are located, which can be important information in an emergency,” said Hendricks Communications Center executive director Larry Brinker.
All emergency vehicles in Hendricks County are GPS-equipped, and dispatchers can pull up three-dimensional aerial images of an incident’s location.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Indianapolis Star (06/06/07; P. 3; Smith, Bruce C.