New Will County complex will house consolidated 911 dispatch services
The Will County Board is consolidating 911 dispatch services in a new public safety dispatch center serving 31 communities, according to a press release.
“Having one primary dispatch center will save money and allow emergency responders to work more efficiently and get help to people who need it,” board member Suzanne Hart, who is also with the 911 Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), said in the release. “Calling a 911 dispatch center could save someone’s life. I’m proud we could provide high quality safety services to Will County residents.”
The consolidated center, which will be housed in the new Public Safety Complex in Joliet, is being formed in cooperation with the Laraway Communication Center. The county will manage all employees and maintenance operations at the new complex.
“I’m very happy we could help house these vital services in the new Public Safety Complex,” board member Mark Ferry, who is on the county's Public Health & Safety Committee, said in the release. “Our emergency responders deserve a high-quality and high-tech working environment so they can perform their jobs well. They’ll get this at the new Public Safety Complex."