News : Officials Cut Ribbon on New 911 Call Center, Hope to “Flip the Switch
Bolivia, NC, USA, March 28, 2016 -- The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office held a ribbon cutting for a new 911 call center Monday morning.
According to Lt. Todd Coring, the center's 911 director, the new building will replace the old call center at the Brunswick County Government Complex. Brunswick County's EMS, fire marshal's office and emergency management currently operate from that location.
The county received a grant in 2012 to allow for a "bricks and mortar" project.
Coring said they were originally going to build an addition on to the old call center, but they asked for permission to build a new building closer to the sheriff's office.
The request was approved and the county received funds to build an entirely new call center. According to Coring, they did not have to use taxpayer money for the project.
Brunswick County's 911 services went under the sheriff's office in July 2013. Coring said he is pleased the new 7,700 square foot building is located right next to it now.
Sheriff John Ingram spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility at 80 Stamp Act Drive in Bolivia.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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