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Jasper County and City of Joplin look to merge 911 call center

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Plans are in the works to consolidate the City of Joplin's police dispatch with dispatch services in the county.

Jasper County has its own 911 center, with many of its dispatchers covering rural areas.

Joplin's police chief wants to put his dispatchers at the same location.

Dispatchers could communicate with each other in the same room to prevent officers from showing up at the same incident and to provide quicker response time.

Jasper County 911 board members say more than $500,000 could be saved between the county and Joplin dispatch budgets.

The board has already given a thumbs up for the idea and the Joplin city council is expected to soon give its approval.

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