Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center

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Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) is a 9-1-1 police, fire, and medical emergency services dispatch agency located in West Valley City, Utah.

VECC was formed under Utah law by six Salt Lake area cities and Salt Lake County in 1988. The current charter members are:

VECC currently dispatches for Bluffdale Fire, Cottonwood Heights Police, Draper Police, Murray Fire, Murray Police, South Jordan Fire, South Jordan Police, South Salt Lake Fire, South Salt Lake Police, West Jordan Fire, West Jordan Police, West Valley Fire, West Valley City Police Department and Unified Fire Authority.

VECC No longer serves the Midvale police, due to Midvale joining the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake nor Sandy fire and police who are now dispatched through Salt Lake City. VECC dispatches approximately 2,800 calls for service daily, answering approximately 3,500,911 and police/fire emergency telephone calls annually.

VECC utilizes an enhanced 911 (E9-1-1) telephone network which displays the caller telephone number; known as Automated Number Identification (ANI). The E9-1-1 system also provides the caller name and location with a feature known as Automated Location Identification (ALI). The system also provides automatic call routing, which means citizens are automatically routed to the correct 911 center for their political jurisdiction.