9-1-1 Communications Center
The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center has been named the 2011 Communication Center of the Year for the State of Colorado. The award is given by the Colorado chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center (GJRCC) is a 24 hour, 365 day a year operation, responsible for answering 911 and non-emergency calls. The GJRCC is located in the Grand Junction Police Department and has a staff of 47 telecommunicators and supervisors who dispatch for 9 law enforcement and 12 fire/EMS agencies in Mesa County.
Learn about A Day in the Life of a 911 Telecommunicator (PDF).
Incident Dispatch Team
The Incident Dispatch Team, which is comprised of members of the GJRCC, responds to large incidents in the Mobile Communication Vehicle and provides on scene dispatch support. Since 2007, when the GJRCC first acquired the Mobile Communication Vehicle, the Incident Dispatch Team has provided support for Country Jam, Rock Jam, Fruita fireworks night, and the Air Show. The team has also responded to many unplanned incidents, including search and rescues in the surrounding mountains, wildfires, major accidents on the interstate, and many others.
Using Text to 911 in Mesa County
Call if you can. Text if you must.
People needing to contact 911 while in Mesa County do have the option of sending a text message instead of making a phone call. The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center, which handles all 911 calls call in Mesa County, has teamed up with the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority so we can provide Text to 911 services in our area.
Text to 911 should be viewed as complement to, not a substitute for, traditional 911 phone calls. You should continue to make a voice call whenever possible, but use the Text to 911 option when you must.
Who can Use Text to 911
At this time, Text to 911 is only available for subscribers of AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint.