Johnston 911 Center To Undergo $1.75M Upgrade

Johnston-County-911-Center-FIBy Laura Crosio

Johnston County’s Emergency 911 Communications has received approval from the county to make improvements to their radio equipment.

The upgrades will affect their radio system switch and dispatch consoles, according to director Jason Barbour. The total cost of the project is $1.75 million and will be funded 100% by 911 revenue funds charged on monthly telephone bills.  

Barbour said the improvements will enhance the department’s capabilities in handing and responding to emergency situations routed through the 911 call center.

The commissioners unanimously approved the project and agreed it was an easy decision to make since no county funds were being requested.