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Sandy switches dispatch services, police contact number

Published October 26, 2013 8:00 pm

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Residents in Sandy wanting to talk to police will have a new number to call beginning Sunday morning.

The city's public safety department will begin using the Salt Lake Dispatch Center at 5 a.m.

Sandy previously used Valley Emergency Communications Center — which serves several Salt Lake County cities — to handle it's emergency calls.

The switch was prompted by new state-of-the-art technology at the Salt Lake Dispatch Center, according to a news release, and is expected to produce better communication flow to police and fire units.

The change also is expected to save Sandy money, the release states.

The non-emergency number in Sandy for contacting police and fire dispatch will now be 801-799-3000. Residents with emergencies should call 911.

jdalrymple@sltrib.com

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