Regional Dispatch

Chittenden County Regional Dispatch ImplementatioN

This effort is being conducted in response to municipal budget pressures, technology changes, potential changes in state dispatching model and/or charges, and recognition that certain services – such as emergency dispatching – might be provided better to the public utilizing a more regionalized approach.

This work began with two efforts facilitated by CCRPC, outlined below in the section Regional Dispatch Implementation and Governance Study:

  1. Consultant study funded by Milton, Colchester, Essex, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston, Burlington, Winooski, and Richmond showing conceptually how regional dispatch could work.  (Prior studies and efforts have already determined it was a worthwhile endeavor);
  2. Review of Vermont organizational options by Chittenden County municipal managers and emergency services directors was done in conjunction with the consultant study.

These efforts culminated in requests to Selectboards/Councils of municipalities who operate dispatch services to create a Joint Survey Committee, which is a step towards creating a regional dispatch service.


Joint Survey Committee For Chittenden County Regional Dispatch

Regional Dispatch Implementation and Governance Study

Background Materials


For more information, please contact Lee Krohn, Senior Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *30.