New EOC / E-911 Communication Center
Scotland County is pleased to announce that the Becker Morgan Group has been selected to provide initial services for the county's proposed new Emergency Operations Center / 9-1-1 Communications Center, to be located in Laurinburg at the County Complex on West Blvd.. Scotland County and the City of Laurinburg plan to consolidate their two primary PSAPs and five dispatch locations into a single center serving the entire county. Initial services that will be provided by the Becker Morgan Group will include data acquisition, analysis and documentation of the existing 911 system; resulting in a proposed schematic design and cost estimate for the new center. Scotland County has turned to the state to apply to the North Carolina 911 Board's PSAP Consolidation Grant Program for funding assistance with this project. The N.C. 911 Board has awarded Scotland County a 2.1 million dollar grant to assist with the construction of the new EOC / 911 center. Scotland County has also been awarded a $650,000 Homeland Security Grant, through North Carolina Emergency Management, to include an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in the same facility with the new 911 Center.
Monteith Construction Co. has been awarded the bid as the General Contractor to construct the new 8500 square foot facility and began construction in September. The facility is scheduled for completion in September of 2014 and is expected to go into operation as a 911 Center by December of 2014. L. R. Kimball, a communication consultant firm, will be assisting Scotland County with transistion from the 5 communication locations currently being utilized into the new single 911 center.