SEECOM will provide police dispatch services for Lake in the Hills and Huntley police departments beginning in 2017 after contracts were approved this week.
The executive board of SEECOM (Southeast Emergency Communications) voted to approve those contracts at its meeting Thursday.
The Lake in the Hills Village Board voted to approve the deal last month, making it the latest municipality to change dispatchers to prepare for a state-mandated consolidation of those services in 2017.
The consolidation follows a bill signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2015 requiring any county with at least 250,000 residents to reduce the number of dispatch centers by half.
“The ability to save seconds provides the increased opportunity to save lives,” SEECOM’s Executive Director Jason Kern said in a release.
Huntley’s Village Board approved the move on April 14.
– Jordyn Reiland
NOTE TO READERS: This story has been corrected to accurately report when Huntley approved the agreement.