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Cleveland State University

City Management

2013

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Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Perry County, Ohio, Daila Shimek Aug 2013

Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Perry County, Ohio, Daila Shimek

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of consolidation of the public safety answering points (PSAPS’s) in Perry County, Ohio and the Village of New Lexington (in Perry County), Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility of consolidating these PSAPs. The findings are that consolidation of PSAPs and dispatch services among the participating entities would not be feasible if the decision is made purely on costs. However, a consolidated PSAP would reduce the duplication of services and redundant capital projects. This in turn would free up funds to maintain and replace capital items as ...


Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Richland County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson Mar 2013

Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Answering Points In Richland County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of consolidation of two public safety answering points in Richland County, Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility. The findings are that consolidation of dispatch services among the potential participating entities is feasible. Consolidation of services would reduce capital costs expended across the county for public safety emergency dispatching over the long term. Given the proposed investment equipment and staff, the level and quality of service provided by a consolidated dispatch center should exceed those currently being supplied.