9-1-1 call center sets transition dates

Sep 18, 2013

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The 911 Personnel Transition Committee has announced key transition dates for the 911 call center project. The project will build a new call center on the Boone County Law Enforcement Campus.

Treasurer Nicole Galloway said the financial responsibilities will transition over on January 1, 2014.

“Boone County will start to fully fund the operations and reimburse the city for the joint communications and 911 operations and this is when that new sales tax revenue will be available,” Galloway said. “So really it’s using the revenue as the voters intended.”

The City of Columbia and Boone County will work together to transition the control with no interruption to emergency services.

Acting Operations manager Joe Piper said they have an idea of how to eliminate the interruption.

“We are going to rely on the consultant mission critical partners who have successfully done this in other locations,” Piper said.

The emergency management project will include a dispatch center for police, fire and EMS. The new Emergency Management Office and Operations Center will be housed together on the Boone County Law Enforcement Campus.

The County expects to finish the project with full administrative and financial control by January 2015.