WC police take over dispatching for Town of Ossining
Westchester County police began their takeover of dispatching duties for a local town today as part of an effort to save taxpayers money in the municipality.
Beginning at 10 a.m., the town stopped answering 911 calls. Instead, Westchester police dispatchers began fielding the calls.
The Town of Ossining board voted back in September to hand over police dispatching duties to the Hawthorne-based county police.
The town says the switch will save taxpayers about $1 million a year.
Further plans are being negotiated for a complete merger with the county police, and if approved, they are expected to take place on Jan. 1.
Residents worried about Ossining police consolidationCounty to take over police duties in Town of Ossining