Kari’s Law, signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, requires multi-line telephone systems to have 9-1-1 direct dialing. An inexpensive feature to deploy in most cases, 9-1-1 direct dialing allows for any caller to dial the numbers 9-1-1 to reach a public safety answering point without first entering another number for an outside line. The Capital Area Emergency Communications District is prepared to respond to inquiries from businesses and organizations with multi-line telephone systems.
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The Capital Area Council of Governments has launched its first call for GeoMap 2016 projects. GeoMap is a data-collection program run by CAPCOG to obtain expensive, geographic information while saving local dollars. The first call will end May 29.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects to fund that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution.
Before 9-1-1 became a number Burnet County residents could dial to reach an emergency telecommunicator, Vickie Seiley manned two emergency phone lines and five administration lines, all of which could ring at once when residents called county dispatch seeking help.
Many Texas police agencies use Glock pistols as part of their everyday equipment. While the weapons often remain holstered, it’s critical to ensure an officer’s sidearm is working properly before it is needed.
Older Americans Month has been celebrated since 1963, and the CAPCOG Executive Committee urges area residents to honor older individuals throughout May.
Learn more about making arrests, conducting searches and seizing property during this 16 hour course offered by the Regional Law Enforcement Academy.
The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course for Telecommunication Professionals is designed to provide 911 call-takers with the tools they need to effectively identify and facilitate sexual assault and family violence calls.
The Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives.
The Clean Air Coalition will discuss ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the region.
The Capital Area Council of Governments' Executive Committee, which convenes the second Wednesday of each month, will meet to hear staff updates and review or approve selected agency business.
The Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO) serves as a forum for elected officials to come together on transportation issues.