911 & Dispatch


Welcome to the Tempe Police Communications Center

For life threatening emergencies, or serious crimes in progress, CALL 9-1-1.

For non-emergency police service, call 480.350.8311.

We do not have the ability to handle requests for service via email or text message at this time.

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The Tempe Police Dispatchers serve as a link between our City of Tempe Residents & Visitors, and the Police Officers who serve the community.

We work a variety of shifts covering 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.

There are 4 classifications within the Communications Bureau:

  • 911 Operator: Answers emergency and non-emergency phone calls.
  • Dispatcher: Using a computer aided dispatch system they manage officers, and civilian police staff while monitoring radio traffic.
  • Shift Supervisor: Liaison with customers and support personnel, shift scheduling, direct oversight of daily operations
  • Bureau Manager: Oversees strategic and tactical plans of the dispatch center, acts as a bureau liaison to the police department, fire, and outside entities, manages staffing, and reviews personnel issues.


Recruiting & Hiring Resources:

Click here, to learn more about being a Police Dispatcher, as well as the Recruiting / Hiring Process.

Click here, to be linked to the Human Resources website where current job opportunities are posted