911 Communications Center

The 911 Communication Center employees serving you are: 

  • Commander Andrew Ellickson
  • Communication Center Manager Darlene Pankonie
  • Public Safety Systems Manager Karen Haines
  • Radio Communications Systems Manager Nate Timm
  • 27 Public Safety Dispatchers
  • 6 Public Safety Answering Point Coordinators  

9-1-1 never sleeps, our dispatchers work a rotating schedule with varying days off, so we are always there to answer the public’s calls for help.

By the numbers 

The Communication Center dispatches to 16 different police, fire or emergency agencies in Washington County. In 2017, the Communication Center received 72,410 9-1-1 calls and 130,209 non-emergency calls.

  1. Code Red
  2. 911 Operations
  3. Tips when calling 911
  4. Texting 911
  5. Unintentional 911 calls

The 911 Communications Center does not handle the administrative functions for the law enforcement, fire departments or emergency medical services agencies that we dispatch for. 

Requests for reports, records, or other administrative questions should be directed to the public service agency.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office: 651-430-7600

Bayport Police and Fire Department: 651-275-4400

Cottage Grove Public Safety: 651-458-2850