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A new 911 system is going
to make communication between the Wood County Sheriff's Office and other county
rescue departments a lot easier.
"Next Generation" is a new
system currently only used by one other Ohio county. It will allow dispatchers
at the Wood County Sheriff's Office to communicate with other departments
through Internet instead of the phone.
"We're going to have the
latest technologies, the latest abilities to be able to better serve the
citizens," said Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn. "Instead of having all our public
safety answering points - which we currently have six in Wood County - using
phone lines to communicate with everyone, we're using Internet, so we can
transfer a lot more data between the different P-saps."
All 911 calls come to the sheriff's
office before being transferred to local police or fire departments. Now,
instead of having to get the information across through the telephone,
dispatchers will be able to do it with the click of a mouse.
The Next Generation system
also allows video transfer straight to an officer's car.
"If there was a bank
robbery, and an alarm, and we got a video feed of what's going on at the bank…dispatcher
can send it right to the deputy, right to the police officer on the streets so
they can see exactly what's going on in that building at the time the alarm
went off," Wasylyshyn explained.
The sheriff's office will
also be able to receive 911 text messages. Currently, the cell phone industry
hasn't figured out how to get the stream of text messages to the right 911
center, but once that technology is found, the Wasylyshyn says the Wood County
Sheriff's Office is prepared to receive them.