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State Bill Designed To Update Comm Centers


December 22, 2017

Forrest Hershberger

Pictured from left are Monique Christensen and Desirae Bruner, dispatchers for the Cheyenne Countty Emergency Communications Center. The Nebraska State Legislature wants to update the 911 system across the state. The plan would improve training requirements and update technology.

In the big screen and multiple television police dramas, law enforcement are linked to a communication center blending human compassion with the technology of 21st century version of "Tron" where information moves faster than thought.

The problem is viewers are witnessing 47 minutes of an ideal world, not what daily occurs in most communication centers.

As with any stage of technology, parts wear out, society's demand on what a computer can do changes, and computers improve and therefore outdating the existing systems. The need to keep up with communication options increases when addressin...

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