Tips for callers
When you call for assistance, you should have available:
Where: The location of the complaint. While you
may be calling from a location separate from the complaint, please
advise where the complaint is located.
What: What is the complaint? What is the reason
you need a deputy?
Who: Who is causing the problem? Did you see them?
What is their description?
Weapons: Were there any weapons involved? What kind?
Are the weapons still on scene?
Direction of travel: If the person left the scene,
which direction did they go? Did they leave in a vehicle or on foot?
Did they leave by roadway or off into the woods?
Most Importantly: Please try to stay calm. While
the dispatcher realizes that this call may be the most serious of
your life, yours may not be the most serious complaint that is coming
in at the time. Be patient and help us help you.