Priority Action Item - 911

911 Radio/Tower Upgrades and Operational Fundingcommission priority


Clearly established partnership agreement with McCracken County to create a sustainable revenue source to cover both operational funding and requisite infrastructure improvements. 

Key Team Members

City Manager's Office
Finance Director Jonathan Perkins
Fire Chief Steve Kyle
Police Chief Brian Laird


  • Educate the community and elected officials about project needs and funding challenges
  • Update Federal Engineering study on project cost for radio/tower infrastructure
  • Negotiate interlocal agreement with McCracken County
  • Create a sustainable revenue source
  • Consider using portion of existing bond proceeds 

Quarterly Update - April 2021

Collaborative Meeting  Held initial working group meeting in March with representatives from the City, McCracken County, and McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.  Working group is reviewing the current 911 services agreement. 

Project Infrastructure  Project consultant, Federal Engineering, is providing a cost estimate to update the 911 capital needs and infrastructure costs.

Grant Funding  Paducah Police Department is receiving a $314,450 Kentucky Homeland Security grant for radio equipment upgrades.


Commission Priorities

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