Emergency Communication Board releases productivity report

A public body charged with coordinating emergency responses for Charlottesville, Albemarle and the University of Virginia met earlier today. These meetings are no longer available to view remotely, but the meeting packet is worth a review. (review the packet)

Of the five public safety agencies that participate, the Albemarle County Police Department is by far the busiest with the most calls in all months in 2022. For instance, ACPD received 5,901 calls for service in December compared to 3,051 for the University Police Department and 2,968 for the Charlottesville Police Department. 

Overall in 2022, 54.28 percent of calls for service that came through the ECC originated in Albemarle with 25.59 percent from Charlottesville and 20.13 percent from the University of Virginia. 

As for for people to run the ECC, there was a vacancy rate of 17 percent as of January 30 according to the packet. 

The report breaks down critical life threatening events that came through the ECC in 2022 (Credit: Charlottesville-Albemarle-UVA Emergency Communications Center)

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