Communications Center

Communications Center

P.O. Box 939062

San Diego, CA 92193


Emergency: 9-1-1

(858) 565-5200


Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Sheriff’s Communications Center provides the highest quality, professionally competent public safety services to over one million residents of San Diego County.

Emergency Services Dispatchers process over 1,980 calls for law enforcement services each day, with approximately 44% of those being 9-1-1 calls. In addition to providing communications services to the various divisions in the department, the center provides dispatch and communications services for the San Diego County Probation Department.

During the year 2015, Sheriff’s dispatchers handled 323,951 calls for service on the 9-1-1/Emergency line and 400,912 calls on the administrative (non-emergency) lines.


The Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for Sheriff’s Radio Trainee which is an entry-level dispatcher position and Sheriff’s Emergency Services Dispatcher which is for candidates with prior fulltime experience as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher. For more information or to apply, visit