The mission of the Scott County Sheriff’s Communications Division is to provide a 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all emergency service agencies, maintain a radio and data system, and to serve as the central hub for law enforcement records in Scott County. We continue to strive to offer the highest quality of service possible in an efficient and responsible manner and to review alternate methods of management, technology, and funding to enhance the quality of these services.
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The Scott County Sheriff’s Communications Division is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the approximate 120,000 residents of Scott County, as well as the many visitors and commuters traveling throughout the County. The Communications Division, (or Dispatch Center) is made up of 17 employees, including 3 Sergeants, as well as the Division PSAP Coordinator and Captain. The Communications Division is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The primary duties of a dispatcher include:
• Answer all 911 phone calls
• Answer all non – emergency phone calls
• Dispatch Police, Fire & EMS for Scott County:
• 8 Police Departments (7 full time - 1 part time)
• 11 Townships
• 8 Fire Departments (7 volunteer - 1 full time)
• 4 Ambulance Services (EMS)
• Dispatch Fire & EMS for portions of LeSueur, Rice & Sibley Counties
• Activate the Scott County Warning System
• Using Computer Aided Dispatch system (CAD), collect necessary information to be dispatched to responding units.
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