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Police dispatch re-routed

Published 12:12pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Due to a widespread network outage currently affecting the Lake Martin Area, the Alexander City Police Department is re-routing 9-1-1 calls through an office in Talladega.
Chief Willie G. Robinson said a dispatcher has been sent to the office to take care of local calls.
“Any 9-1-1 calls will be linked back to us, and we are going to make sure it is taken care of,” Robinson said.
Robinson said the officers Southern Linc devices and in-car radios have not been affected and are still operational.
More officers have been called in to patrol, Robinson said, during the duration of the outage.