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 2,000 calls for law enforcement services each day, with more than one third of those being 9-1-1 calls. In addition to providing communications services to the various divisions of the Sheriff's Department, the Communications Center also provides communications services for other county agencies including the San Diego County Probation Department and the District Attorney's Office.

During the year 2019, Sheriff’s dispatchers handled 305,174 calls for service on the 9-1-1/Emergency line and 473,715 calls on the administrative (non-emergency) lines.


The Sheriff’s Department is currently accepting applications for Sheriff’s Emergency Services Dispatcher 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