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SIERRA VISTA — It’s been a year since the much-touted Southeast Arizona Communications began providing a county-wide dispatch service for police, fire and emergency calls. But the facility, known as SEACOM, has yet to fit the needs of many of the state’s and county’s public safety agencies who say they prefer to maintain their own in-house dispatchers and call takers.

Mark Dannels, Cochise County Sheriff, talks about the South Eastern Arizona Communications Center prior to it’s opening.

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Project Manager Rosa Lopez shows a dispatch console in the SEACOM facility while under construction.

The South Eastern Arizona Communications Center in Sierra Vista has been open for 1-year.