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Communications Center

University Police Communications Dispatchers maintain communications with law enforcement personnel and monitors their activity and reviews, researches, relays, compiles, and logs information received through radio communications to provide information to state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies, personnel and the public. Dispatchers also are responsible for answering multi-line telephone traffic, monitoring electronic surveillance, fire and security systems, weather conditions, environmental controls and so much more. They also assist students, faculty, staff and visitors who come to the police department for information or police services. University Police Dispatchers are also state certified in Emergency Medical Dispatching and 911 communications.