A dispatcher is a critical link between the community and patrol units in the field. Our state-of-the-art communications center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dispatchers may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

The skilled actions of our dedicated dispatchers are vital to our community and law enforcement professionals.


A dispatcher receives and transmit radio and telephone communications, processes all emergency calls withing the county, and dispatches law enforcement and non-fire personnel as well as:

  • Determine priorities in accordance with established procedures
  • Maintains contact with all units on assignment
  • Monitors status and location of units
  • Receives requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrant information.
  • Appears in court as a witness
  • See job description of detailed list of duties



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