New York State's Secretary of State Cesar Perales was in Oneida County today to tour the Oneida County Consolidated 911 Emergency Dispatch Call Center. Oneida County was awarded a $600,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant to offset the transitional costs of moving equipment and personnel from separate call centers in Utica, Rome and New Hartford into one consolidated unit under one roof.

The move brings all dispatch centers in Oneida County together to provide efficiency.

Luke Tubia, WIBX

Perales says the consolidation is projected to save the three combined municipalities over $600,000 in the first year alone.

Watch the Secretary's press conference from the 911 Center below.