9-1-1 Communications

Communication CenterAbout the Communication Center

The current Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center opened in 2009 and is state of the art. It is supervised by Communication Center Division Manager Darlene Pankonie. The staff include 6 Public Safety Answering Point Coordinators and 25 9-1-1 Public Safety Dispatchers. A 24 hour, 7 day a week operation, the dispatchers work a rotating day off schedule.

The Communication Center dispatches to 16 different police, fire or emergency agencies in Washington County. In 2016, the Communication Center received 70,634 9-1-1 calls and 131,295 non-emergency calls.