Monday, December 17, 2012
A more efficient computerized records and dispatch system will cost more than double than budgeted, but the balance is easily funded by changes in contracting for health insurance.
A new police records and dispatch system will cost Whitefish Bay nearly $159,000 in 2013 – more than double what the Village Board allocated in the budget. But the extra funds are available and were approved Monday. Now that the North Shore Consolidated Dispatch Center is operational, the seven North Shore police departments were tasked with further streamlining their communications. Currently, the seven North Shore police departments use three records management providers that do not work together, so squads on the street do not know what other squads are doing, dispatch cannot contact all cars via the computer systems and the dispatch center cannot track the location of the squads. The North Shore Consolidated Dispatch Center in Bayside …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Police will need to spend $100,800 over two-year period to upgrade to countywide digital radio system, which may first be implemented in the North Shore.
With Milwaukee County law enforcement agencies moving toward a digital radio system, the Whitefish Bay Village Board has agreed to purchase its first digital radios. In a unanimous vote at Monday night's board meeting, trustees agreed to spend $50,400 on seven mobile radios and six portable radios, which was already authorized in this year's budget. The police department will ask the board to spend another $50,400 next year for another mobile radio and 12 more portable radios. The department will also upgrade six radios that were purchased a couple years ago. Currently, all county law enforcement agencies use 800 MHz radios that operate on an analog Milwaukee County radio system, but all agencies have been advised that the system will be …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Despite numerous reports of sleeping on the job and missing dispatch calls, John Tice is still employed as a dispatcher.