Washington County Sheriff - Communications
"Washington Co Sheriff 911, What Is Your Emergency?"
In 2014, the 911 Dispatch Center handled 62,972 phone calls. Over 19,743 of those calls were 911 emergency calls via land and wireless phone lines.
The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center is the largest dispatch center in the county. Staffed by 2 Sergeants and 12 Communications Officers.
In addition to assisting the public via answering calls and dispatching resources, officers in the Communications Center spend a significant amount of time working with data entry related to warrants, restraining orders and injunctions. Many of these entries are time sensitive. In the past year, 1,049 warrants originating from five agencies were entered into the TIME system.
The Communications Center provides dispatch services for law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies throughout Washington County.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Wisconsin Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce, a network of trained dispatchers from public safety agencies throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In a large scale incident such as a natural or man-made disaster, these volunteer dispatchers will respond to the incident to help provide communications and dispatch assistance to responding law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel.