Police communications center moving to Whitehurst Municipal Building

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Crestview Police Department dispatcher Donna Barbera relays a call for service from the P.J. Adams communications center. The center will move to the Whitehurst Municipal Building in August.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 04:07 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Police Department’s communications center is about to make another move, rejoining the rest of the department in the Whitehurst Municipal Building.

Police Chief Tony Taylor estimated the move will cost $43,192, which is almost $12,000 less than the budgeted amount.

Some savings were realized by Okaloosa County’s agreement to cover the $2,200 cost of moving equipment from the P.J. Adams location 5.5 miles north to police headquarters in the Whitehurst Municipal Building.

The City Council unanimously approved signing a revised memorandum of understanding with the county covering the cost of the move and maintenance of 911 fiber optic lines and switches.

At the same time as the projected August move, the county will perform federally mandated upgrades to the police department’s 911 software, Taylor said.

Move to P.J. Adams

The police communications center was separated from the facility shared with the Crestview Fire Department dispatch center on Woodruff Avenue and moved to the P.J. Adams facility in January 2012 at a cost of $34,000.

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