Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner with Sheriff Tracy Murphree


COMMUNICATIONS TEAM:

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office hopes everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We want to start 2019 by introducing you all to our communications team. They are the men and women who work hard behind the scenes. The Communications section is managed by one communications manager, one assistant manager, one training coordinator, one criminal justice information coordinator, and 26 dispatchers. Our shift supervisors and relief supervisors also train the new dispatchers; training of new hires is between six and eight months. Communications is covered 24/7/365 to maintain the safety of the citizens of Denton County as well as the Deputies, Police Officers, EMT, and Fire Fighters.

During the day and evening shifts, there are six dispatchers plus one supervisor, during the night shift there are four dispatchers plus one supervisor working at once answering all types of calls. When calling 911, the first question asked is, “What is the address of your emergency?” The communications officers need to make sure of the address to send the first responders to the correct location. So make sure of your address or location! Our communications officers answer 911, Police, and Fire calls then dispatch the appropriate first responders to the location. Our communications officers are trained to help callers before first responders arrive.

We answer an average of 900 telephone calls per day, 1,000 calls for service per day, which includes officer-initiated calls. Are you looking for a career in law enforcement as a communications officer? We will be trying to fill four vacancies in 2019. We will be offering the Woman’s Empowerment Program on February 16 and March 23, 2019. It is a free self-defense class for women. Registration is required at WEP@dentoncounty.com.

940.349.1600 | 127 N.Woodrow Lane Suite 300 Denton, TX 76205 | dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff.aspx


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