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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The [Agency Name] respectfully requests funding to implement a new computer- aided dispatch (CAD) system for a consolidated, primary 911 public safety answering point (PSAP) that our agency jointly administers with the [Agency Department Name]. Our objectives in implementing the new system are to reduce emergency response times, promote data and resource sharing between city departments, as well as with neighboring state and local agencies; increase the effectiveness of our emergency response services, improve the efficiency of our city departments, improve responder and civilian safety, and bolster homeland security efforts in our region. Located [Describe the geographic area of the agency], the City of [City Name] is situated in [County Name] (population XXX,000) along the [Describe nearby industry and interstate infrastructure]. [City Name] is [Describe location based on major metropolitan areas. For example, XX miles north of Portland and XX miles east of Seattle]. Our existing computer-aided dispatch system was implemented in 19XX and does not provide the functionality required to enable our personnel to share information and provide effective response services. The current system has no recommended units function nor does it provide any mapping functions to allow us to accurately pinpoint calls for service. In recent years, cellular phone use has significantly increased throughout our jurisdiction, due to growing traffic on Interstate XX, as well as the increasing number of residents who choose wireless phone service over wire line as their sole source of phone communication. The City of [City Name] is actively involved in collaborative efforts, including regional homeland security efforts, with neighboring agencies in [State] and [State]. For more than two decades, our agency has worked to promote interoperability, information exchange, coordinated planning, and resource sharing among local agencies within our county. Our proposed project will complement these efforts by enabling us to handle calls for service with greater efficiency and ensure that the most appropriate and closest responders are accurately dispatched to those in need of emergency services.