Sandy residents switch to new number for non-emergency dispatch

Posted at 8:25 PM, Oct 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-27 22:25:36-04

SANDY, Utah – Residents in Sandy will have to dial a new number for non-emergency dispatch as of Sunday morning.

The Sandy City Public Safety Departments switched dispatch centers at 5 a.m., about 10 months after the plan for the change was announced.

Calls to 911 from Sandy will now be routed to the Salt Lake Dispatch Center rather than to a center in West Valley City. According to a press release, new technology at the Salt Lake City location will allow for better communication and use of information.

Sgt. Jon Arnold of the Sandy City Police Department said the change will be positive and will allow them to share information with other agencies.

“I can look up on my computer and see, if I run someone’s name, and see if this gentleman had interactions with law enforcement, in either Salt Lake City and Unified [Police Department].  And actually, we can also go statewide to other agencies that are using the program as well, so it gives us better use of information.”

Arnold also said they would be saving money on an on-going basis as a result of the switch.

The new non-emergency number for Sandy residents is 801-799-3000.