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Oglala Sioux Tribe upgrades dispatch center

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has created a new emergency dispatch center in hopes of reducing police response times on a reservation the size of Rhode Island.

A year ago, only 75 percent of the reservation could be reached by radio. By the end of this year, the tribe hopes to have the entire reservation 911-ready.

The $2 million system is the result of an effort to consolidate dispatch services. The tribe had to work with five telephone companies, including two wireless, to create the service.

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Reservation upgrades dispatch center (The Rapid City Journal 12/7)

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