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Saanich will serve as dispatch for Sidneys 9-1-1 service
Sidneys 9-1-1 dispatch service will be coming from the Saanich police department as of July 1. The Town has recently signed a contract with Saanich that extends from 2007 to 2012.
Previously, and until June 30 of this year, Sidneys dispatch has been handled through the Central Saanich police office. Mayor Don Amos said, after meetings with Central Saanich staff and police board, it became apparent that [future] costs would increase immediately, and over time.
The fact that Central Saanich is examining their entire dispatch system meant there would be increased costs, and was taken into consideration by Sidney council.
Amos said North Saanich has been receiving their service from Saanich for several years. The switch will cause no interruptions in the service.