The Pierre Police Communications Section, also known as the Central South Dakota Communications Center, is a state-of-the-art law enforcement / public safety communications center. The center is operated by a team of highly trained and certified staff consisting of nine Communications Officers and one Communications Supervisor. Cindy Gross supervises the Communications Section.
The Central South Dakota Communications Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the following five counties in
Central South Dakota.
- Hughes - Stanley
- Hyde - Jones
This encompasses approximately 5,000 square miles and approximately 24,000 people. All emergency 9-1-1 calls in these counties and cities are routed to the Central South Dakota Communications Center. The communications center is also equipped with state-of-the-art TTY / TDD communications equipment for communications with individuals that suffer from deafness or hearing impairments.
The Central South Dakota Communications Center not only receives 9-1-1 calls for the five counties, it also coordinates non-emergency radio, telephone, and teletype communications for law enforcement, ambulance, and fire / rescue for all the counties and their respective cities within the counties.
In addition to answering 9-1-1, the communications center also handles non-emergency calls for the Pierre Police Department, Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Stanley County Sheriff's Office, and the Sully County Sheriff's Office.
The Central South Dakota Communications Center also provides other additional services, such as data entry in numerous computer systems, routing of messages for personnel, road reporting, utility concerns, and many other duties. For all that is accomplished by the communications center, the highest of our priorities are officer and public safety.