Hi all. I want to make you all aware of a possible change coming to the town of Irmo. The town of Irmo's police and fire departments are looking to switch from the Lexington county consolidated dispatch center to the Columbia-Richland dispatch center. They are looking at this because of 2 reasons. First reason is the layout. Most of Irmo is in Richland county and second the Lexington county dispatch center is way understaffed which is resulting in multiple talkgroups being patched 24/7 compiling agencies on top of each other. I'm being told if they make the switch that they will either have their own talkgroup or will share a talkgroup with Columbia police west region on talkgroup 25669. Currently Irmo PD is on Lexington county municipal law north (24522) and is shared with Chapin PD, County animal services and County coroner. With the staffing level at the Lexington county consolidated dispatch center the 3 municipal talkgroups are almost always patched creating a non stop amount of radio traffic.