Marion-Crittenden County E-911 Board Recipient of Funding Awarded to Purchase Up-to-Date Technology, Related Infrastructure

To further his investments in law enforcement so the commonwealth can be a leader in public safety, the Governor said Marion-Crittenden County E-911 has been awarded $400,000 to modernize the local dispatch center to improve efficiency of dispatching calls for services and better protect employee health and safety from COVID-19. Upgrades to include the dispatch center’s Computer Aided Dispatch and NCIC capabilities, new 9-1-1 and radio consoles and HVAC modifications to improve indoor air quality and employee health.
Gov. Beshear said with this grant, his administration is taking another step forward in creating a safer Kentucky for future generations by equipping Kentucky’s telecommunicators with the latest technology and infrastructure to not only keep law enforcement officers and Kentuckians safe at all times, but helping to ensure the employees themselves are safe and protected from COVID-19 and poor indoor air quality.
Marion-Crittenden County E-911 serves as the primary dispatch services for Crittenden County, a community of approximately 9,300 bordering the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. The E-911 agency, overseen by a locally-appointed board of directors, is responsible for receiving and directing response to all 911 calls originating in Crittenden County, as well as non-emergency calls for law enforcement, EMS or other responder agency assistance.
“This grant will help a small agency like us have the resources to respond to our current COVID crisis that our budget wouldn’t allow us otherwise. Our community and our responders will benefit from all the upgrades to our center’s technology and equipment,” said Marion-Crittenden County E911 Director Kellye Dalton.