They will then dispatch the appropriate Lincolnwood emergency police and/or fire response personnel to handle your call.
The program, a joint effort between the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and the U. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, has compiled the most recent and comprehensive data about cities with public safety departments.
The data is meant to help shape debate in communities interested in consolidating their police and fire services.
"There's not too many road maps for pulling organizations together.
How do you blend the seven cultures and seven philosophies?
This review included joining other existing dispatch consortiums or contracting with another municipality for this service.
After a thorough review, the Village decided to contract with the Village of Skokie for this service based on cost, quality of services provided by Skokie, and the level of cooperation that already exists between the two communities.
The parties involved caution that a five-city implementation of the plan that emerged from a report by Oregon-based Emergency Services Consulting Inc.
is still very much at the formative stage.“It is premature to say this is a really great or really horrible idea,” said Clayton City Manager Craig Owens.
Although the program doesn’t make recommendations about which cities are best suited for it, two of its reports highlight trends among municipalities that have tried versions of the model — and some findings seem to be at odds with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s stated reasons for following their lead.
Charleston would be South Carolina's largest city by far to take the step.
Since 2001 alone, Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Clayton, University City, Olivette, Glendale, Brentwood, Rock Hill and Kirkwood have floated the idea of merging some aspect of their public works, public safety or administrative functions.