Lubbock Emergency Communication District

District office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The District offices will be closed on Monday, December 24th.

LECD Quarterly Newsletter

Each quarter, the District publishes a newsletter containing information on ongoing projects, industry topics, and other news pertinent to the District and the 9-1-1 industry. These newsletters are mailed out, as well as published on this website in PDF form.

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The Search for Better Location
Nathan Kizer, October 2018

If you have ever used a ride-sharing service, ordered a pizza, or downloaded an app to help find your lost phone, you likely noticed how accurate your location information was. Most people assume 9-1-1 has access to the same level of information. Until now, they have not, but there have been efforts to change that.

The location information delivered by these apps an...

From the Director
Michael Grossie, October 2018

Our progress toward Next Generation 9-1-1 continues. With the completion of the proof of concept tests, we are one step closer to having an Internet Protocol Selective Router (IPSR) in place. Will we have "Next Generation 9-1-1?" No. This is not due to a lack of effort by the District, but because of changing and developing standards, as ...

IPSR Proof of Concept
Nathan Kizer, October 2018

In early 2018, the District began a project to move from the legacy Selective Router to an Internet Protocol Selective Routing (IPSR) solution.

The legacy Selective Router is aging technology with limited interoperability. It is not capable of being upgraded to handle the needs and functions of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). An IPS...

Operations and Training
Dyanne Neill, October 2018

In the accounting area, business continues as usual. The LECD Board approved the FY 2018-2019 Budget after receiving resolutions of support from the County in late July and from the Cities of Lubbock and Slaton in August. The audit of FY 2017-2018 will take place in November with the presentation of the audit results at the January Board Meeting.

Michael, Nathan and I attended the annual TCDRS ...

9-1-1 Day
NULL, October 2018

On September 11, 2018, the District took the opportunity to recognize the men and women who make 9-1-1 possible each and every day. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared September 11 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.

As a small token of our appreciation for what they do, the District had cookie cakes delivered to each of the PSAPs. Thro...

Brad Patrick, October 2018

On September 13th, the South Central Arc User Group (SCAUG) meeting was held in Lubbock. SCAUG is an organization of GIS professionals who use ESRI GIS software. The organization, with state chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi, is tasked with providing resources and tools to ESRI users. The District has been utilizing ESRI software for mapping and addressing since 2010.


Network Security Audit
Nathan Kizer, October 2018

It seems the news is constantly delivering reports of data breaches and hacking attempts. These are often directed at high-profile companies and almost always involve sensitive data. In recent years, attacks have been directed at infrastructure, such as electrical grids, banking systems, and nuclear power plants. Future attacks could prevent the public from reaching help in times of emergency.