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Dane County Executive calls for changes to 911 center

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is calling for immediate changes in the county's 911 center.

He says he wants emergency calls to dispatched faster. Parisi sent a memo to center director John Dejung asking for the center to end what's called police priority dispatch, where dispatchers ask a series of questions to determine the best response.

Parisi says the system has good intentions, but it keeps dispatchers on the phone 25 seconds longer per call.

The county executive also wants the 911 center to adjust schedules during peak call times. Parisi has asked the 911 center board to call an emergency meeting to take up his ideas. The board is the only entity that can change operations.

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