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Consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Feasibility Study for Richland County Ohio
(2013)
  • Daila Shimek, Lorain County Community College
  • Eugene Kramer
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Charlie Post, Cleveland State University
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • 9-1-1,
  • 9-1-1 communications,
  • dispatch,
  • consolidation,
  • emergency dispatch,
  • merger,
  • public safety,
  • public safety answering point,
  • PSAP,
  • regionalization,
  • shared services
Publication Date
March, 2013
Citation Information
Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson and Charlie Post. "Consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Feasibility Study for Richland County Ohio" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charlie_post/26/