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Lycurgus Group To Conduct Feasibility Study To Examine Linkage of Dispatch and Emergency/Public Safety Communication Systems. The Lycurgus Group will be conducting a feasibility study for the City of Wilmington and Clinton County to examine current dispatch and emergency/public safety communication systems to determine if potential synergies may exist that would allow shared services for the City and County. Currently, the Partners maintain separate public safety dispatch services which are not linked. The Partners goal is to provide timely and reliable service delivery and are committed to working together to best serve the area population in a borderless manner in emergency situations. The feasibility study would clarify and analyze all the existing contracts, systems, and protocols currently in use countywide, related to dispatch and communications for fire, policy and EMS services and the various organizations. This study is expected to provide a comprehensive overview of the public safety dispatch and compare and contrast the systems and protocols to objectively determine potential areas for greater collaboration and potential for shared service opportunities. The feasibility study will demonstrate if the shared services could result in significant cost savings for the Partners, while maintaining the benefits of multiple physical locations. More than the financial or dollar savings, the feasibility study will afford the Partners the opportunity to explore shared staffing and equipment in order to provide greater quality of services to the community at a lower cost.

Joshua Adam Engel

Vice President and General Counsel, Lycurgus Group

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