The Dispatch Center of South Kingstown Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day by two dispatchers. The department employs eight full-time dispatchers and one part-time dispatcher. Sworn Police Officers also work in the dispatch center when needed. The Dispatch Center is equipped with two main dispatch consoles and one additional workstation can be utilized when needed.
Dispatchers answer routine calls for service, 911 phones, and emergency calls. South Kingstown Dispatchers dispatch for South Kingstown Police, Union Fire District, Kingston Fire District, and South Kingstown EMS.
Annually the dispatch center addresses more than 60,000 calls to the department. Dispatchers are also responsible for monitoring over a dozen state, local, and emergency 800 MHz radio frequencies.
Dispatchers maintain an accurate status of the Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel via a computer-aided dispatching (CAD) system. Dispatchers also conduct computer searches through local, state, and national databases for motor vehicle records, criminal records, wanted subjects and stolen property.