Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location

Jun 27, 2014

After months of planning, Hopkins County Central Dispatch personnel have moved into their new building.

The 1,200 square-foot base of operations rests under the county's former courthouse.

Communications Supervisor Randall Orange says the move brings his team some much needed space and better technology. 

Credit Hopkins County Central Dispatch

"Old building - we were 4 workstations in like 340 square feet, crammed in there like sardines. We have room now, and we have 6 workstations," Orange said.

"We've got a more secure location for our workers."

Orange says 911 service charges to area phone lines covered the building's cost, estimated at nearly $200,000.

Other features include new furniture and an improved electrical system.