Sheriff's Dispatchers/Communicators are the direct link, the backbone if you will, of operations. They are responsible for the receipt, processing, and dispatching of all calls for service, to all emergency services for Coffey County. Dispatchers are on duty every minute of every day.
Communications services include but are not limited to:
- Burlington Police Department
- Coffey County Emergency Management
- Coffey County EMS
- Coffey County Fire District Number 1
- Coffey County Lake Patrol
- Coffey County Water Rescue
- Lebo Police Department
- LeRoy Police Department
- Sheriff's Patrol
- Waverly Police Department
Coffey County Communications is equipped with state of the art equipment. The center houses three new radio consoles, new 911 equipment to handle not only enhanced 911, but also wireless enhanced 911 (cellular). During this conversion, Communications moved to a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, the CAD is a map-based program that logs calls and activity for all events. Dispatchers are trained to retrieve information for public safety, officer safety, as well as identification information, contained in the states KCJIS network, and the national systems both NLETS and NCIC. Dispatchers receive information and monitor weather systems for threatening weather.
Staff & Training
Our 9 full-time dispatchers are all trained in most types of call taking. All are certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers, and have continued training in many areas of emergency response. Dispatchers also act as matrons, in the jail, on transports, or search/arrest warrants when the situation dictates.