Police and fire dispatch duties will be shifted to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s office, borough officials said.
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Abandoning a plan hatched in controversy, Fair Haven won’t be teaming up with Little Silver to share dispatch services after all, borough officials said Monday night.
Instead, the borough will outsource its emergency call operations to Freehold.
After more than eight months of research and discussion with its neighbor to the south, Fair Haven officials decided to terminate an agreement entered in March to share dispatch services with Little Silver because the radio technology wasn’t working in Fair Haven. Those issues have since been rectified, Mayor Michael Halfacre said, but the council wasn’t fully satisfied.
“The problems have been resolved, but it’s not the type of dispatch that Fair Haven bought into back in February/March,” Halfacre said. “We’re at a juncture now where we have a decision to make.”