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Police Department - Communications and Dispatch Center
Dean McKimm, Director

The Canton Communications Center is currently staffed by fifteen civilian telecommunicators, supervised by a civilian dispatch supervisor, and under the command of a Lieutenant. 

The telecommunicators' work involves, but is not limited to:

  • Answering all emergency and non-emergency calls directed to the Police, Fire, Medic, and City Service Divisions
  • Appropriating by radio and/or phone the necessary safety and service personnel equipment
  • Providing the caller with information or referral required to satisfy the inquiry.

The ultimate responsibility for the protection of a person's life, health, safety, and property most often begins with a phone call to a telecommunicator in the Communications Center.


 

2013 Police Calls for Service

 

9 1 1 HANG UP

1,577

A

1

ABANDONED VEHICLE

292

ABDUCTION

19

ACCIDENT NO INJURIES

2,407

ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES

543

ADMIN

12,445

ADMINM

1

ALARM

4,165

ALCOHOL/DRUG IMPAIRED PERSON

447

ARMED ROBBERY

215

ARMED ROBBERY IN PROGRESS

2

ASSAULT CASUALTY

1,091

ASSIST CPS OR APS

92

ASSIST FD OR PARAMEDICS

602

ASSIST FIRE DEPT/ARSON

27

AUTO THEFT

666

B & E

578

B & E (RESIDENCE)

1,017

B & E IN PROGRESS

482

BAD CHECKS OR FORGERY

305

BANK ALARM

43

BLOCKED DRIVE

145

BOMB THREAT

7

BREAK

4,178

BUILDING/VACATION CHECK

386

CHASE

24

CHECK ON THE WELFARE

2,174

CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE

199

CLOTHES OUT

391

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

484

DEAD ON ARRIVAL

106

DESTRUCTION

1,916

DISABLED VEHICLE

1,147

DISTURBANCE

1,997

DISTURBANCE (ROWDIES)

1,070

DOG BITE

70

DOG RUNNING LOOSE

360

DOMESTIC TROUBLE

2,838

DRUG VIOLATION

623

FIGHT

290

GAMBLING VIOLATION

7

HIT SKIP

1,103

HIT SKIP WITH INJURIES

99

ILLEGAL PARKING

1,061

INDECENT EXPOSURE

68

INJURED ANIMAL

121

JUNK VEHICLE

177

MEET COMPLAINANT

883

MENACING OR HARASSMENT

1,600

MISSING PERSON

668

MONEY TRANSFER

477

NOTIFICATION

228

OBSERVATION

1,209

OFFICER NEED HELP

4

OFFICER REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

396

OPEN DOOR

492

OTHER

579

OVERTIME PARKING

354

PERIODIC

4

PERIODIC CHECK

664

PERIODIC CHECKS

2

PERSON DOWN

98

PERSON THREATENING SUICIDE

756

PERSON WITH A GUN

462

PERSONNEL COMPLAINT REPORT

24

PICK UP WANTED SUBJECT

1,491

PROSTITUTION VIOLATION

156

PROWLER

315

RAPE

107

RECOVERED AUTO

286

RECOVERED PROPERTY

624

ROBBERY

241

SEX OFFENSE

144

SHOOTING CASUALTY

72

SHOPLIFTER

412

SHOTS FIRED

536

SHOTS FIRED SHOTSPOTTER

308

STABBING OR CUTTING CASUALTY

59

SUSPICION OF DEMENTIA

447

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

2,065

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE

1,309

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT

201

TEST CALL

2

THEFT

3,195

TRAFFIC STOP

5,666

TRANSPORT

366

TROUBLE

6,532

UNRULY JUVENILE

622

WIRES DOWN

102


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Totals

82,216