Responders Generally Pleased With State Police Dispatching

Christopher Roy
Staff Writer

Emergency responders are generally
pleased with dispatching services
since the Derby public safety
answering point (PSAP) closed last
First responders met with Capt.
Donald Patch of the state police at
the city council room Tuesday morning
to discuss the consolidation of
the emergency dispatch centers. The
state police closed the Derby and
Rutland PSAPs in an effort to save
taxpayer dollars.
Patch, speaking to the 10 or so
local first responders who attended
the meeting, said he would like to
have user group meetings to keep
the information flowing. Agencies
need to make any dispatching issues
known early on and not wait, he said.
The first responders who attended
the meeting had few problems
with current dispatching services.
Newport City Police Chief Seth
DiSanto, who uses state police dispatching
services at night, said things
are going smoothly and nobody in
his department complained to him
about any issues.

Read the entire story in Wednesday's Express.