Dunwoody switches to ChatComm for 911 service

The City of Dunwoody officially switched its 911 system from DeKalb County to ChatComm on Monday, joining Johns Creek and Sandy Springs as patrons of the service.

The Dunwoody City Council agreed to pay $3.2 million over three years for the service.

All police calls will be handled locally, but ChatComm will relay fire and ambulance calls to DeKalb County manually.

Dunwoody officials are pursuing a computer aided dispatch system that will speed up the time fire and ambulance calls are routed to DeKalb County, but that software is not expected until early 2012, city officials said.