The Winder Police Department’s planned hand-off of emergency dispatching to the Barrow County E-911 Center last week ran into an unexpected technological obstacle. For the time being, the E-911 Center will continue to accept the city’s emergency calls, but communications officers during the day shift will dispatch the calls from the E-911 Center to city police cars via the city’s CAD system. In the evenings from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the city will continue to use its own dispatch center. The merger of the county and city communication systems was expected to take place on Sept. 27.
For the full story, see the Oct. 3 issue of the Barrow Journal.