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Sacramento Sheriff's Department Gets New Dispatch Center

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Sheriff's dispatcher, Tamika Wright, works at the new facilities.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The next time you use your cell phone to make a 9-1-1 call to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, it won't have to be relayed  by the CHP. The department has spent $18 million for a new dispatch center.

The department spent $9 million on new technology and operating systems.

Sheriff Scott Jones says the department's technology was so old it could no longer be supported.

"They often had to go to other 9-1-1 call center graveyards that were already updated to try and find pieces and equipment to be able to accommodate our repairs.

Construction cost $5 million. The new center has twice the number of work stations as the old building on G Street.

Tamika Wright is a dispatcher. She says each work station is adjustable which allows employees to sit or stand comfortably.  

"Oh my god, breath of fresh air, I mean these quarters are beautiful. We have open windows, natural light coming in. "

The department has 10 vacancies in its communications department and is recruiting to fill them now.


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio