LAPD NEWS RELEASE
The Los Alamos Police Department is pleased to announce that the New Mexico Emergency Communications Professional Standards Council awarded accreditation to the Los Alamos County Consolidated Dispatch Center (CDC) on July 20, 2022.
The New Mexico Emergency Communications Professional Standard Council’s mission is to enhance the professionalism, uniformity, and consistency in the operation of 911 emergency communication centers in New Mexico. In 2014, NMECPSC developed a voluntary accreditation program based on recommendations of organization policies and procedures of emergency communications across the nation. To date, four counties have attained accreditation status.
The CDC provides 24 hours a day, 365 days a year connection between the community, the Los Alamos Police Department, and the Los Alamos Fire Department. In addition, it provides service for the Bandelier National Monument Park Rangers and after-hour service to other Los Alamos County Departments, such as the Utilities, Facilities and Parks Divisions. In 2021, the CDC processed over 47,300 phone calls, which included 5,335 911 calls.
“We are extremely proud of our Dispatch Center. I want the public to be aware that our CDC is the hub of everything that centers around safety, public service, and information that makes Los Alamos a great place to live. We have several openings for Dispatchers, and we hope those reading this will want to be a part of an amazing team.” said LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone.
The CDC employs 16 full time employees that are Public Safety Telecommunicators. All personnel are nationally certified as emergency medical and fire dispatchers and are state certified through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy. The CDC is actively seeking new employees, and encourages those interested to learn more at https://selfservice.losalamosnm.us/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/ (be sure to expand the search beyond 10 listings). Questions may also be directed to Kate Stoddard, CDC Manager, at 505-661-3435 or Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.