Goose Creek opening new communications center, new technology for first responders
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The Goose Creek Police Department is opening their new Communications Center that will help better prepare first responders for emergencies.
After a year of planning, the $1.1 million upgraded center, the grand opening will take place Thursday, September 2, at 10:00 a.m.
Officials say that over $400,000 is reimbursable through the State 911 funds and funds did not come from taxpayers. The balance of the cost has been accumulated over the years from E911 funds that are collected from telephone bills, allowing the project to occur.
The new system will include texting, mapping, language line interpreting and quicker call processing.
“You’ll be able to share video and pictures through our new communications system, which I think is really going to…