DATE: November 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Carpani, Director
Broward County Office of Communications Technology
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The first step in consolidating the 911 dispatch systems in Broward County was successful Wednesday, November 13, as the cities of Margate and Coconut Creek saw their E911 Dispatch Centers merge into Broward County's Regional E911 Consolidated Dispatch System.
The consolidation brings the County another step closer to the goal of regionalization, in which the majority of Broward County will operate under a unified countywide technology platform utilizing common processes.
Once finalized, Broward County's Regional Consolidated E911 Dispatch System will provide a cost effective, operationally efficient system aimed at reducing the number of misrouted 911 calls.
The success of this important merger was the result of a very carefully planned and executed effort between Broward County's Office of Communications Technology and the cities of Margate and Coconut Creek, and Broward Sheriff's Office Regional Communications Division.
Additional consolidations will continue to take place in the coming months with the expectation of having the E911/Dispatch Regional Consolidated System completed in 2014.
The Regional Consolidated E911 Dispatch System is managed by Broward County's Office of Communications Technology and operated by the Broward Sheriff's Office.