- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

CRETE, Neb. (AP) - Officials in the small Nebraska city of Crete have closed their 911 dispatch center and switched those services to nearby Beatrice.

Crete Police Chief Steve Hensel says all law enforcement and fire and rescue calls from the city have been switched to a regional 911 center at the Beatrice Police Department as of Monday morning. Remaining operations at the old location in Crete will end Wednesday afternoon.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1JQypHN ) city officials chose to consolidate to save money. Hensel says Crete will save $80,000 to $100,000 annually, mostly through personnel costs. Five dispatcher positions in Crete were eliminated.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com



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