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Shelbyville, Shelby County discussing future transformation of 911 dispatch

The future of Shelby County 911 dispatch will not include its current cramped quarters in the Shelby County Jail.  Whether it involves a physical location in Shelby County remains to be seen.


Shelby County Council President Tony Titus says talks have been ongoing for some time about how to update the service.  Those talks are escalating now.



Now, the talks include the possibility of merging all dispatch services with neighboring Hancock County. 



Members of the county council and commissioners with other county officials met with Director of Communications in Hancock County John Jokantas Monday to get more information on what such a merger could mean.



Titus says now its up to county officials to narrow down the safest and most cost effective proposal would be.