For Immediate Release
October 30, 2018
SPLOST Funded Public Safety Enhancements to Benefit Citizens and First Responders
(Jonesboro, GA)-Clayton County E911 plans to reveal the final phase of the $23 million Clayton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funded Public Safety Digital Network (PSDN), an advanced, encrypted radio system that features the new Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL). First responders will demonstrate how the AVL works on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton County Police Headquarters (Media Room), 7911 North McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236. In addition, Clayton County partners and city leaders can also see the state-of-the-art remodel of the E911 center.
Public safety vehicles are equipped with the Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL), a Global Positioning System (GPS) and Wi-Fi. The PSDN improvements allow dispatch information to be sent directly to computers in public safety vehicles in real-time, eliminating the chance for error from verbal instruction. This reduces the time dispatchers are on the radio and increases the time dispatchers are on calls to ensure accurate information. The AVL system selects the closest vehicle using maps and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) for each call. The Global Position System (GPS) automatically routes the vehicles to the call location. This collaborative effort by the Clayton County Fire Department, Emergency Management Services, Police and Sheriff’s Office combines the needs of multiple agencies into a single, comprehensive plan to help all public safety departments operate more efficiently.
“Part of the mission of our agency and our public safety partners is to provide optimal service to all Clayton County Citizens,” said Chief of Police Kevin Roberts. “Citizens consistently expect better transparency from public safety agencies. The enhancements to the Clayton County E911 Communications Center highlights our shared commitment to better service, transparency, and accountability to the community.”
For more information, contact Valerie L. Fuller, Communications Administrator, at 770.473.3834, firstname.lastname@example.org, or access www.claytonsplost.com to learn more about our SPLOST funded Progress for Pennies projects.