As of 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Salt Lake City dispatchers went online in their new, improved home.
The Salt Lake City 911 Bureau is the largest municipal 911 center in Utah with about 70 dispatchers. Salt Lake City consolidated its previously independent dispatch centers for police, fire and emergency medical services to create the bureau. The dispatch center will also handle calls for Sandy, which plans to leave the valley-wide Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) service on Oct. 27, given the rising costs associated with VECC.
While all the other departments began the move into the new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East, the dispatchers stayed behind at the old headquarters near 200 E. 300 South until the new system and equipment was ready for them.