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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Clark County, Springfield agree to 9-1-1 dispatching contract

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SPRINGFIELD, OH (NOV. 25, 2020) ─ The Board of Clark County Commissioners and the City of Springfield entered into a contract on Nov. 25 to provide dispatching services to residents beginning in 2021.

“This is a great day for Clark County and its residents,” said Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes. “Dispatching services are paramount to the safety of our citizens. The next generation 9-1-1 system being put in place will allow us to provide faster, more efficient services to the public. We’re thankful to everyone, including our staff and the City of Springfield, who worked so hard to make this effort a reality for our community.”

The 10-year, $1.1 million contract was approved at its Nov. 25 meeting. The Springfield City Commission approved the contract at its meeting on Nov. 24.

“Public safety has been a top priority as we worked with Clark County to combine our dispatch operations, and the agreement we reached creates a joint dispatch center that brings together the skill and experience of some of our most dedicated public servants,” said Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck. “We are confident that this combined center will build upon the great work that our public safety employees do 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

With the contract, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will provide dispatching services to Springfield, New Carlisle and nine of 10 townships in Clark County. Mad River Twp. signed a contract earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Clark County broke ground on a new, $5M state-of-the-art, 7,000-square-foot 9-1-1 Communications Center that will be utilized as a dispatch center, office and training facility managed by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The construction of the dispatch center is nearing completion and is expected to open in early 2021.

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Media contact: Michael Cooper, Clark County Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

Media contact: Valerie Lough, City of Springfield Community Information Coordinator, 937-324-7300

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