Trumbull commissioners want to upgrade Niles dispatch center

Trumbull 911, Aug. 25, 2015

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull County commissioners are expected to approve funding for upgrades to the Niles emergency dispatch center.

The changes will make Niles a remote site and serve as a backup for the county call center. The monies come from the county’s 911 wireless fund.

The software upgrades will create a seamless network between the two places.

911 Director Ernest Cook says, “We have ten seats; Niles has two. Niles gets busy, we’ll be able to handle their traffic and they’ll be able to handle ours. So it kind of makes us one big public safety answering port.”

The merge between Trumbull County and Warren 911 is expected to be completed on September 9. Cook says he believes all eight Warren dispatchers will be taking jobs with the county.

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