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Serving the Community - Dispatch 911

 

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Emergency 911 Communications Division

Communications/Non-Emergency Line - 24 hours a day: (913) 642-7700

Dispatch 2016

It is the goal of the Leawood Kansas Police Department's Communication's Officers to provide an excellent quality of service to the citizens of our city. Our center strives to promote a team atmosphere among our employees and provide them with state of the art equipment and training.

The Communications Unit is responsible for virtually all communications within the Police Department operation, including, but not limited to, telephone, radio and computer communications, 9-1-1 emergency service and dispatching as well as monitoring the physical security of the Leawood Justice Center through a series of video cameras.

Communications officers answer all emergency, non-emergency and administrative lines. All calls from citizens which require a police officer to respond are entered into the CAD (computer aided dispatch) system. The calls are then prioritized and police officers are dispatched on the calls using an 800 MHz radio system. Police officers' self-initiated activity, including traffic stops, building checks, citizen contacts, house watches, and motorist assists are also entered into the computer. Communications officers are also responsible for assisting the officers in the street by ordering tows, communicating with other law enforcement agencies, and running subjects, license plates, serial numbers on articles, guns, etc., through the ALERT computer system and NCIC.
Tonja Baron in dispatch
The department's Communications Unit consists of 10 communications officers who cover shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are two communications officers on duty at all times, including weekends and holidays, and as many as three during peak hours.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR

DamronGreg Damron was promoted to Senior Communications Officer in 2016 and he supervises the department's communications staff. He joined the department in 1991 as a PSO. In addition to serving as the supervisor of the Communications Unit, Greg has also been involved with the MidAmerica Regional Council’s radio technology and users groups as well as designing Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) customizations and data retrieval programs used in nearly half of the Johnson County police dispatch centers. He is a past winner of the MidAmerica Regional Council’s metro-wide ‘Everyday Hero Award’, the City of Leawood Employee of the Year Award and is a four time winner of the department’s Civilian of the Year Award.



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