BANNOCK COUNTY IS NOW OPERATING ON IT'S WIDE AREA 700MHz TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM CALL SIGN IS WQFC669

The Bannock County Emergency 911 System is just that--a system.

It incorporates three totally independent agencies. They are the Bannock County Sheriff's Department, the City of Pocatello Police Department, and the City of Chubbuck Police Department.

Each agency has it's own dispatch center, but each dispatch center is linked together with high speed data lines (T1 or T.L.S.), and all three agencies share the same computer system with various access rights to the same data base. This mean that all information, except information that any agency may choose to "hide" is available for inquiry by all agencies. This computer system is part of Bannock Counties frame relay service. Other users such as the courts and Prosecutor's office have access to specific information to aid them in their various tasks. The system also has a GEO based computer aided dispatch module that allows all dispatchers to see all dispatched activity within Bannock County. All agencies Enhanced 911 data lines are tied into the computer system so any 911 call that is made becomes part of the systems data base, and is displayed on the dispatch centers computer screen.

The largest advantage of having three redundant dispatch centers is that if any of the three centers should go down, all dispatch data and activity can be moved to any of the remaining centers, and of course if two centers go down the remaining center will handle all dispatch activity.

If you would like to see more specific information about any of the dispatch centers just click on it's Icon at the top of this page.

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