CALIPATRIA — The "sister cities" are working together to improve.
The City Council here voted unanimously to provide $25,000 to the Brawley Police Department to upgrade its dispatch center.
The Brawley department offers emergency dispatching services to Calipatria and Westmorland.
Brawley police Lt. Henry Graham went before the council here Tuesday and asked for the aid.
Graham plans to upgrade the outdated dispatching unit, in place since 1979.
He told the Calipatria council the city of Brawley had already allotted $218,000 for the new dispatch center.
"It's the sister cities that have to watch out for themselves," said Graham.
Calipatria has been receiving dispatching services from Brawley for 30 years.
The dispatching service was free until about five years ago. This year Calipatria is paying $15,000 to Brawley for the service.