911 CAN BE USED TO SUMMON POLICE, FIRE & MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
The Communications Division, also known as the 9-1-1 Center, serves Blue EarthCounty and all of the cities in the County. They receive 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
The center uses Computer-Aided Dispatching, or CAD. CAD saves valuable time indispatching emergency units. In cases where there is a Mobile CommunicationsTerminal in the squad cars, the calls are sent directly to the unit via computer.
In addition to radio and telephone communications, the 9-1-1 Center is connectedwith the State of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension teletype network andthe national teletype network. These networks provide information to and from all sheriffs’ offices, police departments, and federal and state agencies in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada.
The Communications staffmonitors weather advisories and alertsand appropriateinformation is relayed to other law enforcement agencies throughout the County. The dispatchers provide a valuable link to emergency responders for all Blue Earth County residents.