Communications / Records
The Communications Division has three commissioned, five civilian and one part-time employee under the direct supervision of a Commissioned Communications’ Supervisor. Communications Officers are responsible for the performance of all communications tasks including but, not limited to, the immediate dispatch of Police Officers, ambulances, fire apparatus, city public works (gas; water; sewer; street; etc) or other personnel and equipment as may be needed to handle all emergencies, complaints, and requests from citizens.
The Perryville Police Department Communication Division is staffed, seven days per week, 24 hours per day, including holidays. All dispatchers are certified on the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) and meet SEMA requirements. Commissioned Communication Officers are also certified by Police Officers Standardized Training (POST).
Often times the ultimate responsibility for the protection of a person’s life, health, safety, and property begins with a phone call or 911 call to the Communications Officer. The Communications Division is also responsible for processing all reports and summons generated by Officers of the Department, as well as the arrest entries of all offenders taken into custody by members of the Department. They also perform various clerical duties that are critical to the effective operation of the Perryville Police Department and Perryville Municipal Court.
The Records Division is supervised by the Communications Supervisor and is accountable for the preservation of all offense reports, arrest records, juvenile records, and all other related records. The division is also responsible for the distribution of these records to the public and all other proper authorities.