The Communications Division is a portion of the Galveston Police Department that operates 24/7 and is comprised of several specially trained civilian personnel that are tasked with triaging incoming emergency and non-emergency calls and determining proper response of resources.
These TCO’s (telecommunications operators) also operate the links to the state and federal computer systems that handles information on missing persons, stolen vehicles, driver’s license status and stolen articles in addition to being the custodial unit for all audio recordings of police radio transmissions and telephone calls to the Galveston Police Department Communications Center.
Approximately 300 emergency & non-emergency calls are received and processed in a 24 hour period.
Personnel receive on-going training to prepare them for a variety of situations and emergency preparedness. The Communications Division strives to deliver proficient, courteous and professional services to all of Galveston’s Emergency Personnel, residents and citizens they come in contact with.
The Communications Division also works with the City of Galveston’s EOC (Emergency Operations Center).
The EOC or Emergency Management Division provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Galveston, Texas.
This is accomplished through:
effective contingency planning
coordination of local agencies
education of the public
provision of emergency information services
upgrading of existing facilities
training of staff in disaster preparedness
Emergency Management involves other agencies in training and simulates disasters to exercise their collective response.
If you think you maybe interested in becoming a professional with the Galveston Police Departments Communications Division as a Communications Operator, click HERE.
Remember: Life threatening situations call 911. For non-emergency calls or information pertaining to Police, Fire or Ambulance service’s call (409)-765-3702