COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, 911 COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

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OFFICE/GOVERNMENT

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH

911 COUNTY OF MONMOUTH COMMUNICATIONS CENTER/SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Project Details

LOCATION:

Freehold, New Jersey

PROJECT TYPE:

911 Call Center with Command Center, Data Center, Offices, – Addition, Historic Restoration & Alterations

ARCHITECT:

Kaplan, Gaunt, Desantis Architects

COMPLETED:

May 2014

Project Overview

Ben Harvey Construction completed construction of  Monmouth County’s new 45,000 square foot  public safety center.  It consolidates the county sheriff’s and emergency management staff under one roof and house a 911 call and dispatching center for most of the county’s municipalities.

The new Facility is located at 2500 Kozloski Road, behind the county’s police academy, replaces an adjacent 911 communications center in use since 1986 that was one-tenth the size of the new space, officials said.

The new building is equipped with giant GPS screens and state-of-the-art technology that will provide all county and local first responders with the capability to communicate with each other during large-scale incidents, according to Sheriff Shaun Golden.

It also will enable the sheriff’s office to move other staff from the sheriff’s administrative offices on Main Street to the new building, as well as house the county’s emergency management staff who are now located in a building on Halls Mills Road, Golden said.

Once those staff members move into the new building, it will house about 250 employees, according to Cynthia Scott, a spokeswoman for the sheriff.

The sheriff’s Communications Division is staffed with 105 employees who answer 911 calls for 45 of the county’s 53 municipalities, as well as Naval Weapons Station Earle, the Sandy Hook division of Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. In addition, the employees provide dispatching services for 20 police departments, 56 fire companies and 30 first aid squads.