FAU Police Department latest designated 911 call center

Florida Atlantic University police vehicles on campus ( Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Florida Atlantic University police vehicles on campus ( Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — The Florida Atlantic University campus police department is now a 911 call center, which will make it easier for dispatchers to find on-campus callers.

Previously, 911 calls from the Boca Raton campus went to the Boca Raton Police Department, which  transferred the call to FAU PD. During the transfer, information gathered during the 911 call wasn’t redirected to campus police. The new call center will help campus police locate people when they’re unsure of where they are on campus, according to Palm Beach County officials.

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Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams will tour the call center Thursday, Oct. 13.

This is part of the county’s ongoing efforts to improve the 911 network. In 2015, the county upgraded the technology used to track calls, making it more precise.