The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved more than $260,000 to upgrade an important part of its E-911 system at its April 19 session.
Led by the Democratic Majority, the County Legislature voted to appropriate $267,000 to purchase an upgraded 911 call recording system compatible with the new 911 system telephone trunk equipment.
“This will allow us to install a required upgrade to the call logging recording systems at the primary Central Police Services call center and at the Fire Training Center,” Legislator Timothy R. Hogues (D-Buffalo), chair of the Public Safety Committee, said. “Along with the recording and communications equipment, the county will also acquire new servers and a server rack. This vital upgrade will assist not only county first responder personnel and operations, it will aid the functioning of other first responder organizations in Erie County.”
Among the advantages of the new 911 recording system would be improving the ability to record 911 calls and to use later use them as evidence when needed.