The SERESA central dispatch authority was founded in 2010 and formally begin operates in 2011. It is a partnership with the City of Roseville, Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores. Revenues are based on charges allocated to the three comunnities for services. For 2012 that number was 40% Roseville, 33% St. Clair Shores and 26% Eastpointe. Grants make up the remainer of the budget.
Update: As of Jan 2014 SERESA employs 20 professional dispatchers and handles over 102,000 calls annually for the 3 participating communities. Its maintains a 2.4 million dollar budget that saves its communities over $100,000 annually by keeping police officers on the streets instead of doing dispatching duties. SERESA is actively searching for more communities to join the organization to reduce costs further though economies of scale.
In the past year SERESA contributed $321,000 to fund balance and applied for next Gen technology upgrade grant of $537,000.
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