County launches Next Gen 911 service

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July 22, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Next Generation 911, which moves Allen County’s 911 system from the old telephone lines to an Internet-based communications system, will provide a more efficient system for residents to make emergency calls.

Crews from the Kansas 911 Administrative Council were at the Allen County dispatch center Thursday to push NG911 online.

Allen County is the 33rd dispatch center in the state — known as Public Safety Answer Point or PSAPs — to convert to NG911, noted Scott Ekberg, administrator for the Kansas 911 Administrative Council. Still waiting for the upgrade are 77 centers.

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