In Case of an EMERGENCY
101 Fortune Street
Ph: (254) 883-9255
Fx: (254) 803-3556
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
The Marlin Police Department houses the Dispatch Center for the City of Marlin. They are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and dispatching calls for Police, Fire and EMS.
Public Safety dispatcher (also known as emergency dispatchers, Telecommunicators or 911 dispatchers) receive calls from individuals who need assistance from Firefighters, Police Officers, and Emergency Medical Services. Once information is obtained from the caller, these dispatchers activate the services necessary to respond to the nature of the call for help. Dispatchers are an integral part of the organization's success.
These workers receive and document incoming calls, transmit messages to appropriate personnel, and keep logs of the daily activities of their personnel. Public safety dispatchers usually work in a police station, a fire station, or a hospital. Other dispatchers work in centralized communication centers associated with their specific company or service. All types of dispatchers work with telephones, radios, and computers on a routine basis.
Public safety dispatchers are usually the first point of contact between emergency services and the public. When receiving incoming calls for help, these dispatchers must ascertain the nature, location, and extent of the emergency.