Holbrook: Regional Emergency Communications Center Recieves $3 million Grant

The Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center received a $3 million grant to begin construction on a new building.

Communications Director Stephen Hook says Holbrook has been in regional communications for more than ten years.

“The original communications center was built to house the Holbrook Police and Fire dispatchers only. We’ve outgrown it considerably,” said Hook. “The State 911 Department is pushing regionalization. I think we’ve been a leader in regionalization over the last 10 years. We were lucky enough to be successful enough on this competitive grant to expand our operations.”

Currently the communications center includes the towns on Holbrook, Abington, Whitman, Rockland, Canton, and Sharon.

Construction for the nearly 6,000 square foot expansion will be fully funded by the grant. The expansion will provide space for 12 dispatch consoles and space for any future equipment upgrades.

Groundbreaking is expected later this month or in early September. Construction is expected to take about 10 months.

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