August 8, 2020

Georgia

Athens-Clark to assume EMD Responsibilities

Despite a proposed Commissioners’ Court agenda to reduce funding for Athens-Clark County Police Department (Georgia) up to 50% over the next 10 years indicating a dissent in support for public safety from the local community, Athens-Clark County Communications was able to gain support and budget approval for a significant change in its services. Athens-Clark will […]

Georgia Recognizes Dispatchers as First Responders

On January 14, 2020, Georgia recognizes dispatchers in groundbreaking legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 885, which recognizes 911 and public safety telecommunicators as first responders in Georgia. The Resolution identifies the critical roles performed, the stressful situations experienced and specialized equipment utilized by emergency communications […]