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Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos launch joint dispatch system

Original post made on Mar 25, 2014

After two years of planning, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos police departments last week officially rolled out a joint dispatch system, a virtual consolidation that allows all three cities to immediately share information, dispatch calls and communicate with first responders across city boundaries.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 24, 2014, 4:19 PM

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Posted by Here is an idea
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Why not consolidate all 3 departments into one?

This would greatly reduce the duplicated administrative costs.


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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

You would think that, right? However...it's one thing for these agencies to streamline procedures among themselves. It's something else altogether for them to give up what they consider to be their own entities that they have control over.

Something to do with power bases and things like that...


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