Easton Police and Fire Departments join Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center

EASTON, Mass. (WLNE)- The Easton Police and Fire Departments announced on Tuesday that their 911 dispatch services will now be provided by the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center (SEMRECC).

Easton joins Foxborough, Mansfield, and Norton as a part of the SEMRECC.

The SEMRECC provides enhanced emergency communication capabilities and technology that allow the departments to better protect their communities.

The communications center is going to be handling all 911 calls and texts and will be responsible for dispatching police and fire services.

Easton Police Chief Gary Sullivan explained the transition, “Our transition from an in-house dispatch service to a regional center is a move that should ultimately shorten the Easton Police and Fire Departments’ emergency response time.”

“With the center’s up-to-date communication capabilities and technology, our quality of work and response time will be greatly improved upon,” he continued.

The Easton Police Station used to receive about 15,000 calls per year. Now those calls will be handled by the SEMRECC, allowing Easton Police to use the old call station as workspace for a station officer.

The addition of the Easton Police and Fire Departments makes the SEMRECC the largest 911 district in Massachusetts.

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