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File #: 210845    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2021
Effective date: 10/30/2021    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to the creation of a department of emergency communications.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List, 2. City Attorney Approval, 3. 176954-210845 CHAPTER 390 Department of Emergency Communications FINAL.pdf, 4. 176954-210845 CHAPTER 390 Department of Emergency Communications FINAL.pdf, 5. Notice published 10/29/2021
Number
201845
Version
SUBSTITTUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. MURPHY
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to the creation of a department of emergency communications.
Sections
390 cr
Analysis
This ordinance creates a department of emergency communications, which shall be responsible for the administration, coordination and implementation of the city's unified emergency communications services. The department shall be administered by a director of emergency communications who shall be appointed by the fire and police commission.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Chapter 390 of the code is created to read:

CHAPTER 390
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

TABLE

390-1 Department Created
390-3 Purpose
390-5 Administration
390-7 Director of Emergency Communications
390-11 Annual Report

390-1. Department Created. There is created a department of emergency communications, which shall be responsible for the administration, coordination and implementation of the city's unified emergency communications services.

390-3. Purpose. The department of emergency communications shall:
1. Implement and manage the city’s unified emergency communications center.
2. Maintain and improve the quality of 9-1-1 services.
3. Assure equity in emergency communications responses.
4. Incorporate nationally accepted public safety standards, best practices and guidelines into department policies and procedures.
5. Establish metrics for assessing 9-1-1 and emergency communications center operations based on public safety industry standards.
6. Implement rules and policies as directed by the fire and police commission.
7. Implement operational response guidelines and protocols for the fire department as directed by the fire chief and for the police department as directed by the chief of police.

390-5. Administration. Under the direction fire and police commission, the department of emergency com...

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