Rockford Scanner fan sent us the following:
“Winnebago County 911 Dispatcher were given a 10 day notice of being PERMANENTLY laid-off at 4 pm tonight. (4 pm Wednesday Sept 20th)
Rockford Fire is to take over between September 28-30 … and they will pick and choose from the County dispatchers (who they want to keep)”
No other information was provided. We tried getting information from officials, and we were told “No Comment” so there is no way to confirm or deny the following information
They are complaining about money issues in the County. But yet they can spend 5.2 MILLION on a new radio system, that isn’t broken in the first place. But to encrypt and hide information from the public. That $5.2 MILLION dollars towards the new encryption system could have been spent on the budgets of these dispatchers and other county employees.
They are 4.3 MILLION in the hole. But yet spent $5.2 MILLION on an encrypted radio system