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Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch Getting New System; Staff Expecting Faster Response Times

Coming soon to the Owensboro Police Department, a new dispatching system that will help get police, fire, and EMS to the scene more quickly.

Posted: Nov 15, 2021 5:22 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2021 5:28 PM

Coming soon to the Owensboro Police Department, a new dispatching system that will help get police, fire, and EMS to the scene more quickly.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch Center announced they’ll be upgrading to a next generation 911 system called 'Rapid SOS.'

This new system allows them to process calls more efficiently and immediately send that info to the nearest patrolman, and then, the patrolman automatically gets given directions to where the call was made. This technology upgrade expected to save dispatchers and emergency service workers precious seconds.

“We’re very excited with it for the technology integration that we’ve never had before, and that’s going to make a huge difference for, not just for us, but for the whole community, and if we can locate you more efficiently, and seconds make a difference, then we’re making a difference in someone’s life," said Paul Nave, 911 director at Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch.

Nave also says this technology is more efficient in sending the closest patrolman to the scene instead of just sending someone that’s working in the area. The technology is also able to pinpoint caller locations more accurately, in case callers aren’t able to give that information.

This technology will go live Tuesday, and central dispatch said they can’t wait to get to use this new technology and keep Owensboro even safer.

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