ALBANY, NY – Local counties have received a portion of $ 10 million in state funding to support 911 dispatch operations.
The assistance will help emergency response centers cover expenses and modernize technology and services at facilities. This could include the implementation of 911 text messaging or improvements to the geolocation process.
“These funds help recipients make important upgrades such as text messaging to 9-1-1 and implement other next-generation 9-1-1 technologies so that they are ready to handle issues. calls for help and to send first responders immediately, “said Patrick A. Murphy, commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. “Since 2014, the state has distributed approximately $ 60 million to help our local partners improve their public safety response point capabilities.”
The following funds have been allocated locally:
- Herkimer County: $ 201,336
- Oneida County: $ 168,751
- Otsego County: $ 205,304