Feasibility study for a consolidated dispatch center

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

Cudahy, WI, South Milwaukee and Saint Francis, WI (Milwaukee County)

County

Milwaukee

Region

Southeastern

Type of Agreement

Cost Sharing

Factors Involved

Shared interest in reducing costs of providing public safety services.

Benefits

  • Understanding of the fiscal benefit to all parties of consolidated dispatch
  • decreased annual operating expenditures of $132,000 - $256,000
  • avoided capital expenditures of $400,000 - $600,000 over 5 years
  • eliminating two of the existing dispatch centers and those two communities contracting with the third community would result in even more cost savings.
  • Exploration of various models for structuring a consolidated dispatch service
  • Better coordinated responses to major incidents.

Web Site

Feasibility study available at

www.publicpolicyforum.org/pdfs/SouthShoreDispatchReport.pdf

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