Wheat Ridge Police Department’s Dispatch will “go live” with the new Jefferson County Consolidated Communications Center – Jeffcom 911 – on March 22.
Jeffcom is the consolidation of eight public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Jefferson County, including Arvada Fire, Arvada Police, Evergreen Fire Rescue, Golden Police, Lakewood Police, Jefferson County Sheriff, Wheat Ridge Police, and West Metro Fire Protection, into one centralized location to provide better customer service, technology, and resources.
Residents will still dial 911 to report an emergency, and the non-emergency number – 303-237-2220 – will also remain unchanged. However, both types of calls will go a new centralized call center in Lakewood, whose operators will route the call to the proper agency.
“While this consolidation has taken a lot of planning on behalf of the agencies involved, Wheat Ridge residents won’t see any changes and don’t have to take any new action,” said WRPD Chief Dan Brennan. “When dialing 911, call takers from Jeffcom 911 will answer the phone, and just like always, a Wheat Ridge police officer will respond to the call for service.”
For more information on the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, visit Jeffcom911.org.