Lawrence County was awarded a grant written by deputy judge/executive Vince Doty and Jill Jackson for the purchase, Installation, and Maintenance of an Integrated Next generation of ready COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH and mapping for the Lawrence Co. 911 center.
For the 2009 grant cycle there were 56 applications vying for $4.3 million dollars in requests for 911 centers across the Commonwealth.
Lawrence County received $89,284.84 to replace the CAD (Computer aided dispatch). This includes new hardware and network services such as computers and a new server, public safety software products. They will also have updated maps. This grant will also give the local 911 team two new employees.
GeoConex, the company providing these services is a leading provider of public safety, They have a talented team of technical professionals based in Knoxville, Tennessee. with offices in states throughout the Southeast. They will ensure the successful installation of Lawrence County’s System.
Vince Doty and Judge Exe, Phillip Carter stated that they wanted to give a special thanks to Senator Phillip Wheeler and Rep. Kathy Hinkle and also with a special thanks to Tonya Westmoreland.