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Vicksburg-Warren 911 Commission meets



Vicksburg Warren E-911 Commission met Feb. 19. Milton Moore, Gerald Briggs, Shane Garrard, John Elfer and Martin Pace. (photo by David Day)
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The Vicksburg-Warren E911 Commission met Wednesday morning to discuss the business of keeping us safe.

In attendance was E-911 Communication Center Director Shane Garrard, County Fire Coordinator Gerald Briggs, Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danzyck, District 1 Supervisor Ed Herring and Mayor George Flaggs Jr. had prior commitments and were unable to attend.

The commission discussed the recent installation of cameras at the call center and the installation of additional cameras. Upgrades to other security features were also discussed.

Over the last 21 days, the call center engaged 6,982 calls. The Vicksburg Police Department had 2,561 calls and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received 1,074 calls.

E911 operators often call back to get additional information or check on a distressed caller prior to first responders arriving on scene. Operators made nearly 2,000 outgoing calls over the past three weeks.

Additionally, the group discussed the ongoing flood issues and the anticipated impacts.

The meeting closed with Chief Moore thanking the group for their assistance with the final arrangements for Lt. Beverly Prentiss.

The commission meets monthly and oversees the E911 call center.


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