The city of Brookhaven is considering joining the private 911 authority known as ChatComm.

Police Chief Gary Yandura told City Council on March 11 that he believes using ChatComm for emergency dispatch services would improve safety for police officers and residents of the city.

“Response times will be vastly improved,” Yandura said.

City Manager Marie Garrett told the City Council on that the city would potentially stop using DeKalb County’s emergency dispatch service and begin a contract with ChatComm between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30.

The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority, or ChattComm, is a public-private partnership operated by the cities of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek and iXP corporation. The city of Dunwoody also uses this 911 service.

City Council plans to vote on the ChatComm contract March 25.