The City of Kokomo is issuing the following clarification regarding recent media reports surrounding the death of Tammy Ford after Howard County 911 dispatchers sent First Responders to the wrong address.
When a Kokomo resident calls 911, the call is connected to the Howard County Government Dispatch Center. The dispatch center is operated under the sole direction and responsibility of Howard County Government and the Howard County Sheriff, Steve Rogers. Dispatchers and dispatch center personnel are employees of Howard County Government and are based in the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. The City of Kokomo, it’s Fire Chief, Police Chief, and related personnel have no authority or responsibility for dispatch services inside the city limits and are required to rely on the information provided to them by Howard County Dispatch Center. Read More