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Cincinnati's Emergency Communications Center Has A New Manager

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Cincinnati's acting city manager is changing the manager of the city's emergency communications center (ECC).

Patrick Duhaney announced Tuesday that Jayson Dunn, who's now the director of enterprise technology, will temporarily assume day-to-day management of the ECC.

Dunn replaces Police Capt. James Gramke, who will return to police patrol administration.

Dunn has previous experience with emergency/911 communications. Prior to coming to the city, he served as director of Hamilton County's emergency communications center.

The change in management follows issues raised by the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush in April. He died after getting trapped in his van in a school parking lot even though he called 911 twice for help.

It also means the city's ECC will now be under civilian control instead of sworn control (as in a police officer).

Such civilian control did not work well when it was tried several years ago, and management was again placed with the police department.

Read Duhaney's full release below. 

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