Metro East police are working to make sure they can respond to emergencies better and faster.
The Metro East Police District Commission met to discuss consolidating 911 services in the area Friday afternoon. That would mean if you call 911 in the Metro East you’d be contacting all departments in the area not just your town.
The push Friday afternoon was to make sure those departments are all able to share information.
Brendan Kelly, State’s Attorney of St. Clair County, says this improves the ability for law enforcement to respond to emergencies in Metro East communities.
“This is a good thing because now these departments can share the same data and have a better opportunity to use the data they have to deploy law enforcement to places it’s needed most rather than the scattershot approach,” said Kelly. “They can focus on their deterrence efforts and areas they need to engage in community policing.”
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