Stakeholder group will provide recommendations on improving public safety dispatch throughout Alaska
(Anchorage) – Governor Mike Dunleavy today signed Administrative Order No. 317, establishing the 9-1-1 and Dispatch Consolidation Working Group. Its purpose will be to conduct a thorough analysis and make recommendations related to 9-1-1 and Alaska State Troopers dispatch consolidation.
“Public safety is job number one. All Alaskans have a stake in how 9-1-1 works so making sure we have a functioning 9-1-1 system is imperative. We will consider the opinions of first responders, community leaders, the telecommunications industry, stakeholders and Alaskans all across the state before any final decisions are made,” said Governor Dunleavy. “Improvements to the state’s 9-1-1 system mean first responders can more effectively assist Alaskans during an emergency. This is part of my commitment to keeping Alaskans safe..”
Governor Dunleavy will appoint ten voting members and two ex officio members to the working group. The members will represent public safety, rural and urban emergency services, the telecommunications industry, local and state elected officials, and the statewide 9-1-1 coordinator. The working group will conduct meetings at least once a month before issuing consensus-based recommendations to the Governor by September 1, 2020.
Click here for a copy of Administrative Order No. 317.