Warren dispatchers close to moving to county 911 center

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Big changes to 911 service in Trumbull County are one step closer to reality Thursday.

The city of Warren and the county are hashing out an agreement that would save money in the long run.

Warren City Council voted 8-2 Wednesday to approve the city to begin having talks about moving the police dispatchers to the county’s 911 center. The debate about the move has been going on since February.

A draft of a contract has been made that says the city would pay the county $40,000 per month.

Trumbull County has agreed to provide jobs for the dispatchers who move from the city to the county. The 911 center will have two positions for every shift for Warren.

If this agreement is made, it comes out to about $480,000 per year that the city will have to pay the county.

Right now, Warren is paying nearly $1 million to operate its own dispatching system.

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