Knox County to get funds to improve E-911 System

Vigo County Central Dispatch (WTHI Photo)
Vigo County Central Dispatch (WTHI Photo)

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – The Knox County Council approved funds Tuesday for upgrades to the County’s E-911 system. The money will go towards updating equipment at Central Dispatch.

“The State Integrated Public Safety Commission signed a contract with Motorola to go digital on the 800 State System,” Debbie Schmidtknecht, Director of Knox County Central Dispatch, “This money will allow us to receive digital consoles, so we will continue to be on the State System with the upgrades.”

Improvements are expected to cost around $635,000. Under the improvements, the Sheriff’s Department will also receive new portable radios alongside County First Responders.

“We had some older radios that are not compliant with the D-25 process” said Mike Morris, Knox County Sheriff, “In doing so, this enables us to continue our connectivity to the system and provide a better service to the citizens.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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