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Communications Bureau

The Oro Valley Police Department Communications Bureau is the primary answering point for all 9-1-1 emergency calls in Oro Valley.  The center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and handles approximately 16,800 calls for police service annually.

Quicklinks:  Make 9-1-1 Work for You  |  Dispatcher Job Description  | Job Interest Form

The Communications Bureau is staffed with dispatchers who are trained professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of public safety communications to the community.  Dispatchers serve as the primary link between the public and the police officers.  They receive 9-1-1 emergency telephone calls, assist citizens with requests for service and general inquiries. When you call for assistance, dispatchers will ascertain the reason for your call and direct your request to the appropriate agency to assist you. 9-1-1 is the number you call for emergency help from police, fire or medical personnel.

Interested in a career in police communications?  Please read our job description and visit the links above for more information about public safety emergency dispatching.