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Welcome to the Tempe Police Communications Center

For life threatening emergencies, or serious crimes in progress, please CALL 9-1-1

For non-emergency police service, please call 480.350.8311.

We do not have the ability to handle requests for service via email, or text message at this time.

 

Police Dispatchers serve as a link between the community, and the police officers who serve our them.

There are 3 job classifications within the Communications Bureau:

  • Dispatcher: Using a computer aided dispatch system they manage officers, and civilian police staff while monitoring radio traffic. Dispatchers also answer emergency, and non emergency calls.
  • Shift Supervisor: Liaison with customers and support personnel, shift scheduling, direct oversight of daily operations
  • Bureau Manager: Oversees strategic and tactical plans of the dispatch center, acts as a bureau liaison to the police department, fire, and outside entities, manages staffing, and reviews personnel issues.

9-1-1 Dispatcher