The Wayne County Sheriff Regional Dispatch has been in existence since the 1940s. The Regional Dispatch Center is a secure location, off limits to the publc and is staffed 24 hours per day. The Regional Dispatch center serves the citizens of Wayne County by taking various calls or complaints and dispatching Wayne County Sheriff's Units to the appropriate places including emergency runs in Wayne County Parks. In doing this, Regional Dispatch provides accurate and timely information to the Officers served by Wayne County Sheriff Regional Dispatch to ensure their safety and the safety of the citizens and officers.
The responsibilities of Regional Dispatch also include:
- Record the activities of dispatched units to provide an accurate record of events and unit availability;
- Monitor various radio channels and relay information to dispatched units on incidents where they may provide assistance;
- Take telephone requests for service and dispatch units as necessary;
- Provide timely notifications of incidents to the Wayne County Sheriff administrative staff;
- Handle the timely entry and cancellation of warrants and other system entries, including the confirmation of all Wayne County warrants for outside agencies;
- Assist other appropriate agencies and personnel;
- Collect, analyze and communicate information.
For over 40 years, the Wayne County Sheriff's Regional Dispatch Center has had the honor of dispatching a "Be on the Lookout" (BOL) for Santa Claus every Christmas holiday. This BOL is transmitted state wide and Deputy's from the Sheriff's Office have been known to take a radio over to Children's Hospital of Michigan so that children in the hospital can hear that Santa is on the way!