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Missouri S&T Police will conduct a 90-day trial period with the Rolla Police Department acting as the first point of contact for all Missouri S&T Police phone calls and dispatching Missouri S&T police officers. The trial will begin at the first of the year and conclude at the end of March. To ensure officers are dispatched to the proper location, please use the official names and addresses for campus buildings when contacting the police. A complete list of campus buildings and their street addresses is available online.
This trial came about from a recently approved sales tax to fund central dispatching of emergency services, creating the Phelps County, Missouri Emergency Services Board to oversee the funding. The Emergency Services Board has contracted with the Rolla Police Department to provide dispatching services. The Missouri S&T Police Department is the only police department in the county that maintains its own dispatch center.
Currently, when a person on campus dials 911, the call is sent to the Rolla Police Department dispatch center and then transferred to the Missouri S&T Police Department for dispatching. During this trial period, the Rolla Police Department dispatch center will maintain control of the call and dispatch Missouri S&T police officers. Additional calls that currently come directly to the Missouri S&T Police Department will be transferred to the Rolla Police Department dispatch center for handling during the trial period.
The Missouri S&T Police Department dispatch center will continue to be staffed and will be available to assist the Rolla Police Department dispatchers. Every effort has been made to make the transition for the 90-day trial period as seamless as possible.
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