City Council is set to decide on a bill Monday that would transfer nearly $27,000 to software upgrades at the police department.
The system hasn't been updated since 2006.
Officers say the changes are needed to bring 911 services up to date to keep up with the changing technology.
"Some hardware upgrades and some software upgrades, and what it will actually do in the next generation of 911, it will able us to receive texts and things like that. It will put us in the process of that," said Capt. Mike Wilson, St. Joseph Police Department.
The total project is expected to cost $116,000.