LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Sheriffs Department was honored as it seeks to continue department wide accreditation after the 911 center received re-accreditation for the third five-year cycle.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff John M. York announced today that the Livingston County Sheriff’s 911 Center received re-accreditation after meeting and achieving standards set forth by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and New York State 911 Coordinators’ Association. According to the release, The Livingston County 911 Center was first accredited 15 years ago. It is required to meet 72 minimum standards set forth in the policy and procedure mandates. The Livingston County’s 911 Center provides emergency call taking and dispatching to all emergency service providers in Livingston County. It provides emergency dispatch services to all 17 towns and 9 villages bringing some of the most state of the art capabilities to the area.
At a ceremony on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, The Livingston County Board of Supervisors recognized the 911 Center for this exceptional achievements. Sheriff York commented that Livingston County has one of the most state of the art 911 centers in the country staffed by some of the best 911 Dispatchers in America today. The Livingston County 911 Center provides the ability for enhanced identification of callers both land line and cellular and the ability to communicate with over 180 languages of the world as well to those that are hearing impaired. It is also one of the few 911 Centers that has a redundant backup center capable of duplicating or doubling the dispatch capabilities for the County.
Livingston County is currently eagerly awaiting a six million dollar grant application from the Office of Homeland Security which will bring needed upgrades to fire, EMS and police services county wide along with next generation 911 technology to the Center. The Board meeting overseen by Chairman James Merrick, Vice Chairman Williams Wadsworth and County Administrator Ian Coyle with all members of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors was also joined by
in Albany where he recognized the exceptional achievements of the 911 Center staff.
Special recognition was given to 911 Coordinator, Sergeant Michael J. Bradley, Dispatcher Stephen H. Zabrocki and Deputy A. Gary Miller who oversaw the accreditation renewal process. Also in attendance pictured left to right, Sheriff York, Peter Kehoe, Dispatchers’ Leon Worden, Wendy Morris, Lonni Carroll, Kip Biddle, Stephen Zabrocki, Sergeant Michael Bradley, and Deputy Gary Miller.