Police Communications

Public Safety

FY 2021-22 Budget

Department Description

Police Communications handles the clerical and record-keeping duties of the Department and citizen-initiated calls for service, including 9-1-1.


The positions in this Division are one Dispatch Records Supervisor, three Dispatchers and Per Diem Dispatchers (equivalent to 0.2 FTE).

Revenue Summary

The Police Communications Division is primarily funded by the General Fund and does not have a specific revenue resource. Dispatch center related grants are recorded in Federal/State/County Grants revenue accounts and these accounts are grouped and presented under Public Safety.

Expenditure Summary

The FY 2021-22 Police Communication Budget is $1.09 million, which is $117,000 more than the FY 2020-21 Estimated Actual. The increase is primarily due to the restoration of the 115 trust contributions to 100% of actuarially determined contribution for OPEB and 6% discount rate for pension ($72,000). Operating supplies and services, and budget have been restored to pre-Covid 19 pandemic capacity as well ($11,000).

Expenditure by Categories

Expenditure by Funds

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