Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 18, 2014
REVISED November 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #64

Presentation - Next Generation 911 Project Update

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Paul Alexander, Director - Information Technology Services

Action Requested
None - Informational Update for the Board

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
At the Council of Governments meeting on September 30, 2014, a presentation was made by Paul Alexander, Director of Information Technology Services, regarding the Next Generation 911 System.  During the meeting, the need for replacing the obsolete call-taking equipment was discussed, but with an eye towards the future in order to improve operational efficiencies while mitigating cost.  A subsequent meeting was held on October 21 with senior officials and the police, fire, and EMS chiefs.  Further discussion ensued regarding the operational efficiencies enabled with consolidated call-taking, and standards related to call-dispatching.  In the following weeks, additional meetings were held in an attempt to build consensus around various options for 911 services and enable the selection of call-taking equipment to leverage the grant funding in a compressed time-frame.  This presentation to the Board will provide an update on the progress to date and the proposed future direction.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs