The Story County Sheriff’s Office houses and staffs Story County’s 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and its fourteen Public Safety Telecommunicators. This team consists of a Commander, an Operations Manager, and twelve Public Safety Telecommunicators. Our Telecommunicators answer 911, non-emergency, and administrative calls, as well as provide paging/dispatching services for the Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Police, Huxley Police, Story City Police, thirteen fire agencies, twelve emergency medical service agencies, and three ambulance services operating within Story County. They are Emergency Medical Dispatch certified and, as such, serve their communities and responders via medical pre-arrival instructions and questions meant to assist in life-saving measures, up to and including guided CPR and child-birth.
Our Public Safety Telecommunicators field an average of 62,000 phone calls annually, create and manage approximately 38,000 calls for service annually, and process tens of thousands of radio transmissions each month.
The Communications Division and Sheriff’s Office partner with their police department counterparts at both Ames and Iowa State University in a multi-agency public service network that allows for greater cooperation and sharing of information, along with shared software and ongoing radio system projects that enable us to better assist our responders and the public in our responses to critical events.