Richland  Police Communications is the nerve center and life-line of the Police Department and each Police Dispatcher plays a vital part in the overall mission of the Department.  The Richland Police Dept. Communication provides 24 hr. service 365 days per yr.  Dispatchers work rotating 12 hr. shifts.

The Richland Police Dept. Dispatch Handles Inquiries Involving police, fire, and medical emergencies; receives emergency and routine calls for service; dispatches police, fire and emergency medical units; operates computer-aided dispatch system; makes Inquiries and entries through local, state and federal Information computer systems; operates department computers using word processing and other programs; monitors person(s) via surveillance camera that is in The Police Depts. Custody.  All of The Richland Police Dept. Dispatchers are also Sworn Deputy Clerks of the Municipal Court.