Broward County holds workshop to discuss 911 plans

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County officials met Tuesday to discuss a solution to fix the county’s 911 system. The agreement between Broward County and the Broward Sheriff’s Office to run the 911 communications system expired on New Year’s Day.

Since then, BSO has continued to operate the call centers.

Calls to 911 in Broward county will continue to be answered and responded to, county commissioners promised during Tuesday’s meeting, despite the contract with the sheriff’s office, who runs the system, having expired.

The two sides failed to agree on how to move forward.

“Assuming we can work everything out, all the details, I would prefer that we continue to work with BSO as opposed as to going out and hiring someone else,” said Commissioner Steve Geller.

The next county commission meeting in Broward County is set for Jan. 24 with hopes of having a contract set in place.

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