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February 9, 2014

Police agencies see benefits from joint dispatch

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — State police staff at the Lockport barracks, who handle non-emergency business, can still be contacted there. There is also an emergency call box at the front door of the barracks in the case someone comes there with an emergency. The call box rings into the 911 center, allowing the closest available police car to be dispatched. 

“I believe that this consolidation of dispatch services provides the citizens of Niagara County with the best in police service and response times while also providing for an increase in the safety of our officers,” State Police Captain Craig Hanesworth, who commands the Lockport barracks, said.

“This consolidation allows us to reassign troopers to road patrol functions who would have otherwise been delegated to dispatch and clerical administrative functions. This move should help increase police coverage and response times in the county.”

Contact reporter Rick Pfeiffer at 282-2311, ext. 2252.

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