911 Study

This page will keep everyone updated on the progress of the Madison County 911 Study. This page will be updated continually throughout the Study.

UPDATE: July 1, 2019

Press Release from the Board of Supervisors June 28, 2019.  The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to implement immediately Phase 1 and 2 of Winbourne Consulting's recommendations. Read the full press release here.

Public Meeting held on June 27, 2019 at Chittenango High School

UPDATE: June 11, 2019

Madison and Onondaga Counties recently used grant funds to study the sharing of programs that could provide a more effective, consistent, and effective 911 service.  The results of that study were released to the Madison County Board of Supervisors and the public on June 11, 2019. 

The four-month study by Winbourne Consulting, the company hired to conduct the study, examined how the counties could work toward improving public safety by an increased collaboration in the area of 911.   The two counties already collaborate on maintenance of the system that serves as the core of both dispatching systems. This study examines how further collaboration and the sharing of services would benefit the citizens of both counties. 

Winbourne will be delivering its examination of the feasibility of Madison and Onondaga Counties merging 911 Centers at a public meeting June 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Chittenango High School 150 Genesee St, Chittenango, NY 13037.  

Winbourne Consulting Report 

September 6, 2018

The Request for Proposals (RFP) has been advertised. Proposals from prospective vendors must be submitted no later than October 3, 2018.

View RFP-1018 Regional Emergency Communications Consolidation Analysis (PFD)

August 28, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a comprehensive package of 12 projects impacting 45 localities across New York through the Municipal Restructuring Fund that will streamline the delivery of local services and reduce future costs to local taxpayers. Included in these 12 projects is one that Madison County received to study the long-term management of emergency communications in Madison and Onondaga counties.

NYS Press Release: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-investment-municipal-restructuring-projects 

County Press Release: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7045/911-Consolidation-Study-Press-Release-PDF 

Ted Halpin, Director of Emergency Management for Madison County, stated that “a draft Scope of Work has been developed with input from 911 dispatch staff and management, first responders, and county administration. This Scope of Work will be attached to a Request for Proposals (RFP) and sent out to prospective vendors to bid on to perform the study.”

The public and first responders are encouraged to contact Director Halpin at ted.halpin@madisoncounty.ny.gov with input on this study.