Lake Forest officials want community input as they consider consolidating the city’s 911 dispatch operations with other suburbs.
The city could save $400,000 to $500,000 annually by merging its emergency dispatch with Lake Bluff, Highland Park and Highwood, or by contracting with Glenview, officials said.
As a result, 911 calls would be received at the out-of-town dispatch center and the lobby of the Lake Forest police station would be closed during overnight hours. Citizens would still have walk-in access from 7 a.m. until midnight, according to an overview of the options.
Alternatively, Lake Forest could continue its independent dispatch operation, which officials say comes with the challenges of rising personnel and capital costs.
The three options are outlined in the attached document, which can be downloaded for review.
The City of Lake Forest will accept feedback on the options until Nov. 11. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to review the complete report, call the city manager’s office at (847) 810-3675.