July 29, 2013

Budget Moves Not Popular


"Actually the helicopter move has already taken place. Spoke with a helo crew out of Salisbury a couple of weeks ago who told me that. They're also closing Williamston and Elizabethtown comms centers and consolidating those into Raleigh. Newton will be responsible for two troops. Raleigh will be responsible for three troops."

Thanks SD !
                                  "Post Referenced" 

Like to highlight any comments to a post since they can get overlooked.

Law officers active in NC and even retired ones from other states have expressed serious concern about closing NCSHP communications centers.

Controlling the state budget and taking advantage of VIPER technology are understandable.  However putting troopers and the public they serve at risk is unacceptable.

Time is of the essence in certain situations and dispatchers trying to pinpoint an unknown location would cost critical time. 

Not just the opinion of this here blog.  Those who know firsthand have sent along their feelings.

Correction Update:

"Greensboro Comm Center is closing, not E-town."

Thanks Anonymous!

"Sorry about the confusion on E-town instead of Greensboro. I read a news article that E-town was being considered for the shutdown a few months ago and hadn't been informed any differently. Again, my apologies."

No problem SD..


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greensboro Comm Center is closing, not E-town.

Samuel's Daddy said...

Sorry about the confusion on E-town instead of Greensboro. I read a news article that E-town was being considered for the shutdown a few months ago and hadn't been informed any differently. Again, my apologies.