SIERRA VISTA — It’s been a year since the much-touted Southeast Arizona Communications began providing a county-wide dispatch service for police, fire and emergency calls. But the facility, known as SEACOM, has yet to fit the needs of many of the state’s and county’s public safety agencies who say they prefer to maintain their own in-house dispatchers and call takers.
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SIERRA VISTA — This time it was the public’s turn to hear what the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is doing locally to help secure the border against undocumented individuals and drug mules trying to make it into the U.S. daily.
According to the Cochise County Sheriff report, at approximately 2:35 pm authorities were called to a medical emergency regarding a bee attack. A sheriff deputy located the vehicle transporting the victims while it was traveling at a high speed outside of San Simon. Once the officer stopped the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle told him that his father had been stung and was allergic to bees.
The South Eastern Arizona Communications Center in Sierra Vista has been open for 1-year.
Mark Dannels, Cochise County Sheriff, talks about the South Eastern Arizona Communications Center prior to it’s opening.
Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Project Manager Rosa Lopez shows a dispatch console in the SEACOM facility while under construction.