KITTERY, Maine — The town’s new dispatch center is fully functional and operational as of this month.
After voters approved $300,000 to fund critical upgrades to the dispatch center last year, the work is nearing completion, though most of the new system is fully operational. All that is left now is installing the third dispatch console, replacing the dispatch recorder, removing the old dispatch infrastructure, and getting an alarm monitoring system online.
The center dispatches for both Eliot and Kittery’s police, fire and EMS, and there is discussion to bring in South Berwick and Berwick’s dispatching to the center as well, though when and if that happens is still some time off. Kittery’s dispatch, housed in the police station, serves as backup for the York dispatch center, which also provides backup for Kittery.