The East Central Dispatch Center (ECDC) is a comprehensive consolidated effort to serve the public safety communications needs of five communities through one facility. On November 22, 2002 an intergovernmental agreement was finalized, upon the approval of all concerned city councils, between the Cities of Clayton
, Maplewood, Richmond Heights
, and Webster Groves
. This agreement serves to designate the ECDC as the multi-jurisdictional center for all emergency communications concerning fire, police, and emergency medical services for the participating cities.
This type of consolidated agency development puts the member cities into a unique, innovative, and leading example of functional cooperation for the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.