Recent television stories on St. Louis stations have reported changes being mandated by an Illinois law pertaining to 9-1-1 public service answering points, also known as P-SAPS.
Bond County 9-1-1 Coordinator Allan Davis told WGEL the law calls for counties with a population over 250,000 to consolidate P-SAPs if they have two or more of them. He noted the Bond County 9-1-1 call centers will not be affected in any way, but the law will impact nearby Madison and St. Clair Counties.
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In St. Clair County, the eight call centers will have to be reduced to at least four, and in Madison County the 16 centers will have to be reduced to at least right.
According to state officials, counties can request waivers.
They note that the law was passed to make government more efficient and make better use of taxpayers’ money.