Emergency Communications Response Center

The Emergency Communication Response Center dispatches to 16 different police, fire or emergency agencies in Washington County. Telecommunicators answer over 500 calls per day, both emergency and non-emergency.

Call 9-1-1 when a response from law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services is needed anywhere in Washington County.

When calling outside of Washington County dial 651-439-9381.

9-1-1 Communications Center

The Washington County 9-1-1 Communications Center is a consolidated 9-1-1 public service answering point (PSAP) that is operated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The role of the 9-1-1 Communications Center is to provide the public with competent, timely and effective emergency and non-emergency public safety communication services. Over 200,000 phone call requests for service are answered annually. These requests initiate the coordinated response by law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services to all Washington County residents. The communications center also functions as the central point of coordination for all county emergency warning services.

The communications center has an authorized staffing level that includes the Communications Center Division Manager, 6 PSAP Coordinators, and 27  Public Safety Dispatchers.