Boonton's radio dispatch system is nearing obsolescence. Deteriorating infrastructure, needed replacement parts that are no longer available and lack of technical support from vendors are causing issues and broadcast disruptions that compromise public service. Due to the high costs and public safety risks, the town engaged Government Management Advisors to examine and make an unbiased recommendation on the most viable options for replacement.
The four main options being considered include:
upgrading the existing radio system and continuing services with town employed dispatchers
migrating to the Morris County Communications Center
utilizing the NJ State PSIC system
providing dispatching through another shared service
At the moment, the Finance/Personnel as well as Police Committees are holding hearings on the matter to then provide recommendations for a full board vote in late April or May. Type "dispatch" in the search box at boonton.org to review related reports, cost comparisons and back-up documents being used in this important decision.
Click the links below to review and download the related dispatch analysis: