RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
Communications is a small section under supervision of the Deputy Chief. Its personnel consist of a Communications
Supervisor and two Communication Technicians. The various duties of the Communications Section are to install,
maintain, repair, and keep records (including FCC licenses) of all City-owned communications and electronic
equipment. This consists primarily of two-way mobile and portable radios, base stations, repeaters, monitors,
scanners, pagers, amplifiers, public address systems, electronic sirens, microcomputers and associated
peripherals, mainframe computer cabling, closed circuit TV monitors and cameras, televisions, VCR's, a Satellite
TVRO system, the Dispatch Center, and other miscellaneous electronic equipment.
The Communications Division also maintains the City telephone system, including electronic switches, key systems, and approximately 400+ telephones. All telephone moves, adds and changes, including voice mail management and back-ups,
are handled by this section.