The newly established 911 Consolidation Implementation Team initially convened in May 2018. It is made up of several communities and/or public safety entities (early adopters) who are developing a proposed implementation plan for regional 911 consolidation in Lake County.
In 2013, the Lake County Emergency Telephone Systems Board (ETSB) commissioned a study to explore options for a consolidated 911 public safety call-taking model. In 2015, the Lake County 911 Emergency Dispatch Task Force was established to guide a study tasked with collecting data and reporting findings about specific emergency response agencies, technology, and infrastructure. The study provides a framework for interested communities to collaborate to enhance the quality of service, provide greater efficiency, and lower cost.
Lake County, along with several communities have committed to be “early adopters” of 911 consolidation. In spring 2018, these early adopters approved local resolutions and approved funding for hiring a project manager and consultants to perform the detailed data analysis.