LANSING — During budget negotiations, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and state Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) were able to secure nearly $1.3 million in state funding to improve the consolidated 9-1-1 dispatch center, which will enhance communication in the region. 

“Providing the necessary resources to our first responders is integral to creating a safer community for our families,” said Hammoud. “We are proud to have worked diligently with city and state leaders on this proposal, which consolidates resources and utilizes the latest technologies while using resources more effectively and efficiently. A safer community is a better community, and securing additional funding for the dispatch center is a major step forward for Dearborn and its neighboring cities.”

“It is so important that we keep public safety a priority in this state budget, and we were glad to see that crucial, $1.25 million in funding for the people of Dearborn, Melvindale, Garden City, Inkster, Wayne and Westland for a consolidated dispatch center in Dearborn remain intact,” said Santana. “Our constituents deserve to get the emergency help they need in the most efficient manner possible. This dedicated money is the culmination of my request of the Appropriations Chair to come to Dearborn to understand the synergy of communities working together, and through our continuous conversations, the funds were secured.”