O'Fallon Progress

O’Fallon agrees to transfer $250,000 from its general fund reserves for PSAP equipment

O’Fallon Police Chief Eric Van Hook
O’Fallon Police Chief Eric Van Hook

The O’Fallon City Council on Monday passed a resolution authorizing the transfer of $250,000 from the city’s general fund reserves to purchase new equipment and pay for building updates and to help fund a 911 Consolidation Center.

Under a new state mandate, counties with at least 250,000 residents need to reduce the number of 911 call centers by half by July 1, 2017.

O’Fallon Police Chief Eric Van Hook said the additional money will be used to purchase:

▪ Electric. This includes the underfloor elecrical rewiring and additional power required for six positions as well as all data cable.

“This does not include a 10 percen contingency for incidentals,” Van Hook said.

▪ Console furniture, six positions inclusive of all monitor, keyboard extensions and monitor mounts;

▪ For removal, relocation and reinstallation of 911 positions;

▪ NICE Voice Logger software and licensing;

▪ NICE Voice Logger server;

▪ 22-inch PC monitors for six work stations;

▪ Shoretel telephones with side buttons;

▪ Microwave connectivity from the Public Service Building to North Seven Hills Water Tower;

▪ Video camera/closed circuit television server/monitors installation;

▪ Replacement ceciling tiles;

▪ Redundant radio system connectivity

▪ Connectivity to the ETSB for recorder and ICJ;

▪ Microwave to Fairview Heights Police Department; and

▪ Additional headsets, telephon/radio connectivity for headsets.