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History & Governance

The Alachua County Combined Communications Center was created by Interlocal Agreement between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, the Gainesville City Commission, and the Alachua County Sheriff. The agreement was entered into official records by J. K. "Buddy" Irby, Clerk of the Circuit Court on November 3, 1999.

The interlocal agreement contains a multi-level system for management and operation of the Combined Communications Center.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff is responsible for the management and operation of the Center, which includes law enforcement and fire-rescue communications services for Alachua County and the City of Gainesville.

Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of the Sheriff, the Mayor of the City of Gainesville, and a member of the Board of County Commissioners. The Executive Board is responsible for strategic long term policy recommendations on planning and funding issues affecting the Center. The Executive Board shall also be utilized for dispute resolution and as liaison to City and County Commissions on planning and funding issues.

Administrative Board

The Administrative Board consists of the City Manager, the County Manager, and the Sheriff’s designee. The Administrative Board is responsible for the approval of the initial operational policies and initial implementation/work plan.

After establishment of the Center, the Administrative Board is responsible for recommending amendments to the operational policies and implementation/work plan items to the Sheriff. The Administrative Board will also make recommendations to the Executive Board on planning and funding issues affecting the Center as well as matters pertaining to the delivery of services and standards of performance. The Administrative Board will recommend dispute resolution procedures, applicable to disputes among the parties.


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