They attended a meeting at Wauconda High School where they voiced concern over a possible closure of the village's 911 center.
Officials are considering whether to close the dispatch center and contract out services to nearby Lake Zurich.
"Local dispatch is important because it cuts down response time. It helps us maintain control over local services," said Tim Howe, Wauconda resident.
Officials say the move could save the village more than $2 million over five years.
A final decision could come next month.