Derby, Haysville want county to take over 911 services

Derby and Haysville want Sedgwick County to take over 911 services for the cities, a change county commissioners will consider Wednesday.

The county would need to hire about five more full-time dispatchers to accommodate the request, which would cost about $185,000 a year.

Derby and Haysville leaders say that their residents pay a 911 tax on home and cell phone bills and that the cities should not have to provide 911 service separately.

Read more about the proposal to merge operations in Tuesday’s Eagle.