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The Cuyahoga County 9-1-1 Plan is a roadmap for the consolidation of emergency dispatch centers in Cuyahoga County.

These dispatch centers, referred to as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), answer calls and dispatch first responders to a caller’s location, or transfer calls to the appropriate PSAP based on caller location.

Currently, there are 32 PSAPs within Cuyahoga County supporting the 59 jurisdictions within the county. This is the largest number of PSAPS in the state of Ohio and one of the highest within the nation. Of the 88 counties in Ohio, only 4 have more than 10 PSAPs and only Cuyahoga County has more than 20.

In March, 2013, the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Services released a comprehensive plan for reducing the number of Cuyahoga County PSAPs. The 9-1-1 Plan provides an overview of the current and future state of 9-1-1, offers a framework for the establishment of consolidated 9-1-1 systems countywide, and provides a strategy for implementation the framework.

Click here to view the Cuyahoga County 9-1-1 Consolidation Plan