Vicksburg Warren E-911 adjusts staff for expected call volume increase

Vicksburg Warren E-911 adjusts staff for expected call volume increase

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Vicksburg Warren E-911 director Shane Garrard says additional personnel will be on duty to handle radio traffic associated with the Vicksburg Law Enforcement Task Force working Thursday through Sunday nights until at least Aug. 2.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced Wednesday that the Task Force, consisting of at least a dozen officers along with a deputy chief, would be on duty from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on weekend nights in an effort to reduce criminal activity.

Deputy Director Bobby Rufus is working this week’s shifts at the E-911 center, and Garrard is taking next week’s shifts, Garrard said. Staffing for the following weekend will be addressed closer to that date. With the number of officers involved, Garrard anticipates radio traffic to increase significantly, and he wants command staff on hand to immediately address any major incidents.