Comments wanted about county 911 system’s performance

January 2, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 2, 2010

Evaluators will examine how the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center conducts business, and the oversight commission wants input from county residents.

The center handles 911 calls from unincorporated King County, 12 cities, Metro Transit Police, King County Airport Police and King County Animal Care and Control. (Emergency 911 calls made within Issaquah route to the Issaquah Police Department.)

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies assessors will arrive Jan. 9 to examine policy and procedures, management, operations and support services at the communications center.

Assessors will determine whether the center meets the state-of-the-art standards set by the commission. The evaluation is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation — a coveted recognition of professional excellence in law enforcement communications.

The evaluation team wants input from residents and agency employees. Speak with assessors from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 11. Call 206-205-7518.

Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the commission’s standards.

A copy of the standards is available at the sheriff’s office.  Contact Accreditation Manager Tom Nesko at 206-205-4097 to learn more.

Send written comments to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 320, Fairfax, VA 22030-2201.

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One Response to “Comments wanted about county 911 system’s performance”

  1. simon chapman on January 2nd, 2010 2:28 pm

    i dont think wireless 911 calls made within Issaquah go to to IPD. WSP I think.

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