City officials decided last week that Lakewood’s dispatch center will stay in the city, but that decision came after months of rumors, social media anger, complaints and finally, after a month, a discussion between the mayor and City Council members.

“It was pretty much unanimous amongst City Council, the mayor's administration and really every public safety person in the room that this is not an issue any longer,” Ward 3 Councilman John Litten said. “If it becomes an issue, it will be a financially driven one by the county in 2025 or beyond.”

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