Washington County Sheriff - Communications

At the center of communications for the county are the dispatchers staffing the Sheriff's Office 911 Dispatch Center. These dedicated communication professionals get you the help you need when you need it.

"Washington Co Sheriff 911, What Is Your Emergency?"


Communications Officer at consoleDispatch

In 2017, the 911 Dispatch Center handled 102,837 phone calls. Over 21,731 of those calls, were 911 emergency calls via land and wireless phone lines.

Communications Officer on the phone with residentDispatch

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center is the largest dispatch center in the county. Staffed by 2 Sergeants and 14 Communications Officers.


In addition to assisting the public via answering calls and dispatching resources, officers in the Communications Center spend a significant amount of time working with data entry related to warrants, restraining orders and injunctions. Many of these entries are time sensitive.  In the past year, 1,011 warrants originating from six agencies were entered into the TIME system.

The Communications Center provides dispatch services for law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies throughout Washington County.


Law Enforcement
Sheriff’s Office
Allenton Fire Department
Allenton EMS
Big Cedar Lake Boat Patrol
Boltonville Fire
Boltonville First
Jackson Police Department
Fillmore Fire Department
Fillmore First Responders
Kewaskum Police Department
Jackson Fire Department
Jackson EMS

Newburg Police Department
Kewaskum Fire Department
Kewaskum EMS
Slinger Police Department
Kohlsville Fire Department
Kohlsville First Responders


Town of Trenton Police
Newburg Fire Department
Lifestar EMS


Richfield Fire Department
Newburg EMS

St. Lawrence Fire Department
St. Lawrence First Responders






The Washington County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Wisconsin Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce, a network of trained dispatchers from public safety agencies throughout southeastern Wisconsin. In a large scale incident such as a natural or man-made disaster, these volunteer dispatchers will respond to the incident to help provide communications and dispatch assistance to responding law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel.


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