The Communications Center is staffed by dedicated police dispatchers. They act as our first point of contact for callers and answer the 9-1-1 emergency telephone line. Additionally, police dispatchers coordinate communications between police officers and other support staff such as parking and community service officers. They are responsible for coordinating emergency response for both on-campus and off-campus resources, such as fire and medical services. Dispatchers are also responsible for monitoring closed-circut video cameras, fire and building alarms.
Communication between officers and dispatchers is crucial for the safety of Police officers and the public. Dispatchers access the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System to retrieve information regarding wanted persons, warrants, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles and other information. The Communications Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.