The Communications and Patrol
Operations Center is the heartbeat of the county. The main objective of
our 24 hour a day 7 days a week operation is to serve and protect the
citizens of Madison County.
At the Madison County Sheriffs Communications and Patrol Operations Center
Communications Specialists have many
responsibilities. Aside from dispatching for the deputies on
the road, we
also dispatch for five fire departments and three different squads. We
receive all incoming calls including administrative calls on six different
phone lines, and emergency calls on three 911 lines. In the month of
November 2003 our office answered 547 911 calls.
Other duties include entering warrants, missing persons,
stolen vehicles and other stolen items into our law enforcement automated
data system (leads). This is a statewide computer system that also links
to a national system.
We are also a bonding station for the Madison County Municipal Court after
4 PM Monday thru Friday and on weekends when the court is closed. You can
pay traffic tickets and post bonds here after court hours.