Sedgwick County to take over 911 in Derby and Haysville

Sedgwick County commissioners voted this morning to take over 911 services from Derby and Haysville.

The county will have to hire two people to serve the expanded area. The expansion requires five people, but the county will adjust staff to only hire two people.

Commissioners said they supported the consolidation as an issue of equity because the cities pay fees and taxes for the county’s emergency communications system.

Read more in Thursday’s Eagle.