E911 Under Scrutiny
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 23, 2012
By Mike Barnhardt
Imagine being a deputy with the Davie Sheriff’s Department.
You stop a vehicle, and the driver starts shooting.
You radio for help.
That’s a real possibility in parts of Davie County – one county commissioners hope to solve – and the sooner the better.
The county’s E911 emergency radio system doesn’t work everywhere, and commissioners earlier this month approved a $37,500 study to try to find a solution.
“We live in a dangerous world,” said County Commissioner Ken White, also a former highway patrol officer. “It’s mission critical if we can expedite this study.”
Ronnie Robertson, E911 director, said he has discussed the problems with the “stakeholders (law enforcement, EMS and fire departments) and is comfortable that Neese Consulting Services (NCS) can do a good job with the …