Council approves 28E for dispatching services

The 28E agreement establishing the financing structure and other details for future 911 dispatching services in Franklin County was unanimously approved by the Hampton City Council last Thursday.

The agreement marked an end to years of back and forth negotiations between city and county governments over 911 dispatching's scheduled move from the Hampton Police Department to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The dispatchers are currently city employees and are housed at the Hampton Police Department, but they'll become county employees under the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission after they move. The switch necessitated a 28E agreement between all Franklin County cities and the board of supervisors. 

Read the full article in the May 28 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.