Excerpts from the Daily Herald:

Barrington Hills trustees voted not to outsource 911 emergency services to Carpentersville-based QuadCom, a public safety consolidation center serving roughly 50,000 people in northern Illinois.

Although Village President Martin McLaughlin said he supported outsourcing the village’s services to QuadCom, several trustees said more research [was needed.]

Richard Semelsberger, who was sworn in as the Barrington Hills police chief on Monday night, said he is familiar with QuadCom, which has operated in the northwest suburbs for more than 25 years, and that he would support a vote to consolidate.

[A resident said] Wilmette and Winnetka conducted similar studies but decided to maintain independent operations because, like Barrington Hills, those communities have a lower volume of emergency calls.

Jeff Swanson, fire chief for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, [said] he would support outsourcing to QuadCom.

McLaughlin also said because officials in Springfield might, in the coming years, begin to consolidate emergency services in communities across Illinois, outsourcing to QuadCom would allow the village to choose which service center to partner with.


Tags: , , ,