Paterson upgrades emergency response tech

New Jersey
Paterson police

PATERSON, N.J. — The city of Paterson and the way it responds to emergencies got a colossal upgrade Wednesday.

The city unveiled its new, state of the art centralized communications center where it will consolidate and centralize all emergency communications throughout the city from one site.

Those transfers between overlapping dispatch systems — which often eat up precious time between a 911 call and on the scene response — are now eliminated.

How will the high tech system work? The center will receive the call, and after the address is put in, the incident is classified and immediately transmitted.

It then automatically dispatched an emergency unit best fit to respond to the situation.

It cuts out the middle man, which is the way the old center — now defunct — worked.

In addition to the center, the city also purchased 500 new radios for officers, described as a game changer, as it will allow for a direct line of communication not just between police and fire departments, but other agencies throughout the entire state.

The center, which is currently housed at police headquarters at 111 Broadway, will eventually be moved to the city’s main communication center on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

Paterson launches guaranteed income program

Shady Rest Golf & Country Club: The 1st Black-owned country club

NJ: Masking ‘strongly recommended’ in indoor settings with increased risk

Masks and vaccines top of mind in tri-state

NJ parents fight to reinstate remote learning for upcoming school year

Fatal motorcycle crash on I-287 in New Jersey

More New Jersey

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter