#City & Town Planning
City of Ocoee, Florida
United States of America

The City of Ocoee plans on voting on August 18th at 7:15pm to move Ocoee's 911 services from Ocoee to Apopka. The move would take place no later than October 2009. Many residents foresee and fear problems will arise, including response time, which will suffer. This is what the city's own website says about the Communications department:

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our citizens.

The Communications Section is the primary coordinating support for the Ocoee Police Department. The Communications Section is the Public Safety Answering Point for all 9-1-1 calls within the City of Ocoee, providing our citizens and visitors with coordination and response for Police, Fire and Medical emergencies.

With highly-trained professional telecommunications officers, a sophisticated Computer Aided Dispatch System and an advance radio communications system, this section provides for all dispatching and status management for all Police units and personnel.

The Communications Section works in close partnership with neighboring municipalities and county agencies to ensure accurate, rapid, and professional public safety services to the citizens of Ocoee.

We, the undersigned request that the City of Ocoee re-examine the idea and decision to relocate Ocoee's 911 services.

It is our opinion that moving Ocoee's 911 services to Apopka is detrimental to our region. We want our 911 services to stay in Ocoee.

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The Keep Ocoee 911 Services in Ocoee petition to City of Ocoee, Florida was written by ocoee resident and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.