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911 dispatch center opens in Wythe County

911 dispatch center opens in Wythe County

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WYTHE COUNTY, VA -

Wythe County, the Town of Wytheville, and the Town of Rural Retreat opened the county's first combined 911 dispatch center this morning.

The center is located in the Wythe County Office building and will provide emergency officials with advanced communications and mapping systems.

Previously, local 911 calls were received by dispatchers inside the Wythe County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Town of Wytheville's Police station.

Renovating the two previous sites would have cost $3 million in equipment alone.

The new call center will save tax payers money.

 Ikey Davidson, Wythe County's Emergency Manager, referred to the center's computer system as being "one of the best in the area."

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