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Sunday, July 15, 2012

State Police Upgrades to $7M Next Generation 911 System

The Board of Public Works approved Wednesday the State Police’s purchase of a $7.1 million advanced 911 system which could allow citizens to call, text or even tweet for help.

The State Police, which handles about 3% of the state’s crime calls, will not only be on the cutting-edge of technology, they’ll have, well, technology.

Presently, 21 of the agency’s statewide barracks locations lack an automated answering system. All police dispatchers except Frederick County’s –– which is located in a 911 call center –– rely on a regular telephone using a 10-digit number to receive calls transferred from 911 call centers.


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