801 Fairground Road Winnemucca, NV 89445
The Humboldt Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center is located at the Detention Facility at 801 E. Fairgrounds Road. The current lobby hours are 7 A.M. to 7P.M. seven days a week. There is a phone line set up for after hours in the foyer of the Detention Center. Our staffing consists of nine full-time operators, including the supervisor, and one part-time operator. The dispatch operators currently work 12-hour shifts with rotating days off.
The Dispatch Center handles emergency traffic that comes into the center which includes 911 calls, normal phone lines and radio traffic. All dispatch operators are trained in Emergency Medical Dispatch, CPR and First Aid. Emergency Medical Dispatch, referred to as EMD, consist of a series of pre-arrival medical instructions provided to the caller to assist them with their emergency until an officer, deputy or the ambulance arrives.
The Dispatch Center is the primary dispatch for Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Winnemucca Police Department, City/County Animal Control, Bureau of Indians Affairs, Humboldt County School District Police, Humboldt County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, McDermitt Emergency Services and the nine Volunteer Fire Departments throughout the County.
We also assist other law enforcement agencies located in our County, such as Nevada Division of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management and Department of Public Safety, which includes Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Division of Investigation and Department of Parole and Probation. We have radio contact with Access Air Services (Elko) and Care Flight Services (Reno) when they are in our area.
Our dispatch center uses Computer Aided Dispatch, also known as CAD, to handle and process all calls for service and radio traffic. We also use a computerized phone system called VESTA. We have a total of nine 911 lines - two for the Winnemucca area via SBC Phone Company, two for northern Humboldt County area via Humboldt Telephone Company, one that is a transfer line from Humboldt General Hospital and four cellular 911 lines.
We handle a wide variety of calls for service, ranging from in-progress calls such as medical emergencies, fires, burglaries, domestic disturbances, and suicidal subjects, to general information calls such as destruction of property, harassment or threats, civil disputes and animal control and we also process warrant and/or stolen property entries for our office, as well as Winnemucca Police Department, Humboldt County District Attorney's Office, Winnemucca Municipal Court, Union Township Justice Court and Humboldt County Juvenile Services.