The Communications Division is comprised of Central Dispatch Services, Systems Management and Records. These sections are responsible for:
- Record keeping
- Computer entry
- Communication management
The Police Department has two consoles and the Box Butte County Sheriff’s Office has one console. The Sheriff’s Office dispatcher and the Police Department dispatcher work in conjunction with each other.
The dispatchers presently have eight frequencies that they listen to. Dispatchers are responsible for dispatching calls for service and monitoring the emergency personnel actions for eight different agencies within the County of Box Butte. The dispatch center also has the E-911 system in which we monitor four lines on each console.
The records section is handled by dispatchers as additional duties. These responsibilities include:
- Maintaining records
- Taking messages
- Disseminating reports to courts
- Answering administrative lines
- Assisting citizens who come to the law enforcement center
These employees play a invaluable role in the day to day operations of the Alliance Police Department and their community contacts. The data entry in the computer could make the difference when providing essential information to the officers who are on call.