To The Editor:
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sheriff Shaun Golden are working hard to meet the demands for 9-1-1 communications as a shared service.We recently held an open house for the new Shore Area Communications Center (SACC) located at 1825 Corlies Ave. in Neptune. The SACC facility was established because the county has reached capacity at its current 9-1-1 Communication Center in Freehold. By expanding the program through this Neptune “hub” we are now able to accommodate many more towns.
The state-of-the-art SACC facility houses 18 to 20 certified professional dispatchers. Shore-area municipalities that take this important shared service step can realize savings of up to $565,000 per year on labor, equipment, software and ongoing maintenance.
The open house was successful in that it brought together key stakeholders to see the facility firsthand and understand the opportunity for savings in their communities. This shared service translates into direct and immediate savings for the local Monmouth County taxpayer.
When the new 9-1-1 Communications Center under construction in Freehold is completed in 2013, we anticipate a seamless transition. We will be able to provide dispatching services for all 53 Monmouth County municipalities in a more efficient manner.
I remain committed to providing the leadership necessary to maintain Monmouth County’s position as the leader in shared services across the state of New Jersey.
Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone
Monmouth County Shared Services Liaison