The Communications Division is a major component of the department. It is open 24 hours a day, all year long and handles all incoming 911 calls for service. Dispatch can be contacted for emergencies or for crimes in progress, by dialing 911.
In addition to answering calls for assistance from the public, dispatchers monitor and maintain communications with the officers in the field, as well as other law enforcement agencies. Dispatchers also conduct inquiries for police officers such as warrant checks, criminal history and vehicle record checks.