Some Boone County 911 Calls Rerouted to Perry.

Posted on 24 January 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Communication Center has some of their 911 calls rerouted to the Perry Police Department earlier this month.  Authorities report that on January 17th at 4:00 PM, Perry notified the Communications Center that they were receiving the Boone County wireless 911 calls.  Officials report it was only the wireless calls that were rerouted, which is exactly what the system is supposed to do.  In the case of equipment failure, the system is designed to roll over wireless calls to the Perry Police.  Perry, in turn is capable of communicating with the Boone County Communications Center.  There were no reports of any dropped, missed or lost calls during the period.  The exact number of wireless 911 calls was not reported.  Repairs to the system were begun as soon as the problem was evident.  Work continues on upgrading the countywide communication system to handle the transition to narrow banding.

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