City unveils new emergency services communications systerm

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Area police, firefighters and 911 dispatchers now have new tools to help you in an emergency.

The city has launched a new emergency communication system that gives first responders better information.

Using GPS, the city can now more accurately track police, fire crews and paramedics to get them to emergencies more quickly.

City leaders showed off the new technology recently and say its a big upgrade over the previous system.

"Officers will spend more time in their beats, firefighters and emergency medical professionals will be even more responsive," said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. "And the men and the women who risk their safety to protect ours will be better protected themselves."

The new communication tools cost about $35 million and replace a decades-old system.