PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Three months ago, the Pikeville City Commission made the decision to move the Pikeville 911 Center.
The center is currently located in a room inside the Pikeville Police Department. Now, it will have its own building on Scott Avenue beside City Hall.
The transition will take place in a few months. The 911 Center is trying to make the move go as smoothly as possible, especially for the public.
Emergency Management Director Paul Maynard tells EKB News there may be a possibility of the center’s lines being down, however, it will not affect the public. Maynard says if that happens, another center will pick up the calls.
Maynard says the new location will allow the 911 Center to expand.
“We’re now a wireless 911 Center along with voice over IP and landline,” said Maynard. “So, our call volume has really increased over the years. 20 years ago, we were taking in around 5,000 complaints and this year, we’re on pace to do about 20,000. As Pikeville grows, the center needs to grow. That’s exactly what this is going to give us.”
To apply for a dispatch position, log on to pikevilleky.gov and submit an application.