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Chagrin Valley Dispatch Gets $330K Grant from County

The dispatch consortium Gates Mills recently consolidated emergency answering with recently received a grant from Cuyahoga County.

The under-construction Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center is pictured. The Dispatch received a $330,000 grant from the county.
The under-construction Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center is pictured. The Dispatch received a $330,000 grant from the county.
Cuyahoga County council awarded a $330,000 grand to the multi-community organization Gates Mills consolidated its emergency call services with in August.

The Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center received the grant to aid the 
Cuyahoga County awarded  $330,000 toward consolidating Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and upgrades. The award was recommended by the 9‐1‐1 Consolidation Shared Service Fund Review Committee and passed by County Council on Tuesday September 10, according to the Dispatch's Facebook page.

The Chagrin Valley Dispatch is comprised of nine communities, including Chagrin Falls Township and Village, Moreland Hills and Orange Village.

County Executive Ed FitzGerald previously pledged $2.5 million to encourage the county’s 45 dispatch centers to consolidate. He hopes to have just five regional 9‐1‐1 hubs by 2023.

“Cuyahoga County is committed to working with communities to develop the most robust and responsive 9‐1‐1 system countywide,” he said, according to the Dispatch statement. “This commitment is part of my administration’s continued support for public safety professionals, regional collaboration, and foremost, the safety and security of our citizens.”

Construction at the Dispatch's new new center in the basement of the Bedford Medical Campus and is expected to be completed by the end of September.

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