Macon-Bibb E-911 Center named best in the state

The Macon-Bibb County E-911 Center has been named 911 Center of the Year.

The award was presented earlier this month during the Georgia Emergency Communications Conference in Athens. It was given by the Georgia Association of Public Safety Communication Officers and the Georgia Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.

“With the consolidation of the city of Macon and Bibb County in January 2014, the E-911 center was established as its own county department, and I’m very proud of the staff for truly rising to the challenges of increasing numbers of calls and the installation of new technology,” Keith Moffett, director of the center, said in a statement. “On the first day of our new government, we were the first test of how the consolidation would work because of our role in protecting the community.”

Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert said: “I want to congratulate Dr. Moffett and the E-911 staff for this well-deserved recognition. They are proof that consolidation is working and is improving services to our community. They are on call day and night, helping people in time of need, and they have been able to keep that up even facing the challenges that were placed before us.”

-- Staff report