HOLBROOK — Director Steve Hooke is pleased to announce that the Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center will be adding the Abington Police Department to its list of partner agencies.
The HRECC will begin dispatch services for the Abington Police Department in Fiscal Year 2022, and will also acquire the Abington Public Safety Answering Point.
“We are thrilled to be adding the Abington Police Department to our list of partner agencies,” Director Hooke said. “They will join a list of agencies that already includes the Abington Fire Department. We look forward to working alongside all of the town’s first responders in service to their community going forward.”
With the addition of Abington Police, the HRECC will now serve a total of nine departments across Norfolk and Plymouth counties, including Abington Fire, Holbrook Police and Fire, Rockland Police and Fire, Sharon Fire, Canton Fire and Whitman Fire. This also includes the Fire District 4 Control Point and Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Response.
“The Abington Police Department is excited to join the HRECC. Since 911’s inception here in Abington I’ve always felt emergency call handling could be done in a more efficient manner; in a way that provides our residents with the best available service and the fastest response times,” Abington Police Deputy Chief Chris Cutter said. “With this move, we are improving service for everyone in town who may need to call 911 and we are better preparing our community to be able to handle a critical incident should one arise. The HRECC is a proven leader in regional communication and we are happy to join such a well-established and tested public safety answering point.”
The Abington Police Department is the first new department to join the HRECC since the opening of its new 5,967 square-foot headquarters, which officially opened in January. The facility, located at 300 South Franklin St. behind the Holbrook Public Safety complex, was built with the goal of expanding the HRECC’s staff and available resources.
The HRECC has recently released a video highlighting their new headquarters, which can be found here.
The video was produced by Holbrook Community Access and Media.