04/28/2004

High-tech dispatch center serves region

By Stephen Stanis
Daily Southtown

Thanks to the cooperation of five southeastern Will County communities, dispatchers at the Eastcom center are confident they have the technology at their fingertips to effectively respond to any emergency. In the late 1990s, Beecher, Crete, Monee, University Park and Peotone decided to combine dispatch centers to cut costs and improve technology. The new center was named Eastcom.

Situated in space rented in the Crete police station, Eastcom is manned by three employees ready to dispatch police, fire or other emergency units to where they are needed in the region.

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