SPRINGFIELD, OH (AUG. 19, 2021) — The opening of the Clark County 9-1-1 Communications Center is being postponed until 2022 due to several unforeseen issues.
Several factors, including supply chain shortages and vendor availability, have forced Clark County to delay the project until next year.
“We’re working as hard as we can to update our infrastructure to get the 9-1-1 Communications Center operational as quickly as possible,” said Clark County Administrator Jenny Hutchinson.
The $5M state-of-the-art, 7,000-square-foot facility will be utilized as a dispatch center, office and training facility managed by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. It will include next generation 9-1-1 equipment that will allow the public to send digital content directly to dispatchers, including pictures, text messages and GPS locations.
There will be no disruptions in public safety during the delay, said Major Chris Clark of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
“We’ve got a great group of communications professionals who give their best each and every day to save lives in Clark County,” Clark said.
Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031