Central Communications Unit

Central Dispatch
Martinez, CA 94553

Ph: (925) 646-2441

24 Hours
The Communications Center provides dispatching services for the Office of the Sheriff as well as neighboring agencies and cities that contract for such services:
  • County Animal Control
  • Danville
  • Lafayette
  • Los Medanos College
  • Moraga
  • Pittsburg
  • Oakley
  • Orinda  
  • San Ramon

It is also the answering point for all 9-1-1 calls originating from these cities as well as all the residents of unincorporated Contra Costa County. This emergency hotline serves a population of nearly 400,000 within a service area of 600 square miles.

Sheriff Dispatchers
  • Process telephone calls for assistance
  • Provide radio dispatching on a multitude of frequencies
  • Process computer inquiries
  • Provide the critical link between the citizen requesting help and the agency member responding