Sunday, June 12, 2011

Construction Under Way On Emergency Operations Center

Still a construction zone at the Emergency Operations Center expansion.
Construction is under way on School Police's Emergency Operations Center expansion, with the September opening on track.

Funded through a $400,000 homeland security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the new facility will serve as an emergency dispatch center, centralizing public safety communications during a state of emergency.

The new EOC is be a self-contained building, equipped with a bathroom and sleeping facilities to house key officials during an emergency. The building will include one large conference room with air conditioning and new technology, as well as two additional private interview rooms.

Once construction is complete, parking will be restored and restriped, resulting in a dozen new open parking spaces for visitors.

Rooms may be used by other departments for meetings, training, conferences, etc. School Police Services will regulate use of the space when not in use for public safety matters. To request a room or for more information, contact School Police Services at (619) 725-7088.

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