Communications Division

 The Communications Division has responsibility for communications operations for the Sheriff’s Office, as well as 6 law enforcement agencies, 5 ambulance services, and 21 fire departments serving Linn County. 
 
In FY16, the Communications Center made 362,148 inquiries into the Iowa & NCIC computer information system and dispatched 57,287 calls for service.  The average number of E-911 calls handled per year by dispatchers is 13,566.