911 dispatch

You can now text an emergency in Kalamazoo County. The Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority’s has been working on the Text-to-9-1-1 service since August of last year.

Next step is to appoint members to board that will oversee dispatch authority

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

After years of false starts, Kalamazoo County is the closest it’s ever come to overhauling its 911 dispatch system.

The meeting will consider a draft agreement recommended by a group of local government officials.

Sixty-two percent of voters supported an increased 75 cent telephone surcharge to pay for 911 service, but the proposal wasn't supposed to be on the ballot until November.

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