Kent Co. to start handling Wyoming’s 911 calls

A 911 dispatcher. (File)

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) – Starting on Friday, Kent County will be providing 911 dispatch services for the city of Wyoming.

Beginning July 1, 911 calls in Wyoming will be directed to the Kent County Communications Center.

The center will answer around 145,000 911 calls per year and serve nearly 429,000 residents, making it one of the largest 911 centers in the state.

The change makes Grand Rapids the only locally governed community in the county with its own police and fire dispatch service.

“We are very excited to add the City of Wyoming to our community of emergency responders. We have always enjoyed a collaborative relationship with Wyoming and look forward to working closely with them to meet their emergency dispatch needs,” Sheriff Lawrence Stelma said in a release.

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