The Livingston County Emergency Services Dispatch System has been updated to the latest technical requirements for statewide communication.
Police Lieutenant Scott Chubick says the 911 dispatch consoles at the Chillicothe Police Department are now compliant with (MOSWIN or) the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network.Â New consoles allow the dispatchers to communicate with local vehicles throughout Livingston county and with other agencies in the event of a critical incident. The idea is to have a common radio system across the state.
The dispatch upgrade at Chillicothe totaled 30 thousand dollars.
Funding comes from the City of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Livingston County 9-1-1 and the Livingston county ambulance district.
The Sheriff's Office and Fire Department already have radios in their vehicles that are compatible. The Police Department is at 20-percent but expects to be switched over to the new radios within two years.
Funding for the mobile and hand held radios is largely coming from grants. Chubick says the six rural fire departments in Livingston county will also be required to have at least one vehicle equipped with the new MOSWIN radios.