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Wood County police departments say they want to work together to make emergency
response times faster.
plan is to create one dispatch center for northern Wood County. It would
dispatch officers and several fire departments to six different cities and
day, 75-100 calls come in to the Lake Township Dispatch. One person manages the
workload, but they are duplicating services happening at another station only a
mile away in Northwood.
all work together now," said Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer. "Criminals
don't know boundaries. We really don't know boundaries anymore."
Township already contracts with Rossford Police and Fire, and Walbridge, for
services. Chief Hummer says creating one regional dispatch center makes sense.
dispatch center, sharing that information with all of us, would facilitate
better flow of information with the officers on the street," he said.
Vancena is in favor of the combined dispatch center. Her son died in 2006, and
she says if police were able to commute quicker, her son might still be alive.
matters in emergencies," she said.
Hummer says if he knows where everyone is, they can assist in emergencies
consultant is currently examining how feasible the regional dispatch center is,
and will release a report in late July.
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