Communications

Dispatchers

Valeta Rodabaugh, Supervisor

Valeta Rodabaugh

Christine Makinen

Christine Makinen

Brianna Bjork

Brianna Bjork, Dispatcher

Karigan Gates

Karigan Gates

Anna Blackford

Anna Blackford, Dispatcher

The Rawlins Police Department's Communications Division is staffed with six full-time dispatchers and is managed by Supervisor Valeta Rodabaugh. The Dispatch Center is open 24 hours a day to provide assistance to the citizens of Rawlins. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answering 911 calls and non-emergent calls ranging from animal control issues to stressful emergencies
  • Dispatching police, fire and ambulance to emergent and non-emergent calls for service
  • Checking drivers and vehicles for valid licensing and checking for warrants
  • Preparing court paperwork such as subpoenas to be served.
  • Logging bench warrants and confirming they are valid for officers
  • Entering stolen items and missing persons into the national database
  • Confirming stolen items and missing person records as valid when located by another agency
  • Logging pawn slips and checking to make sure items have not been entered as stolen
  • Educating Kindergarteners and other school children about 911 as well as provide tours of the Police Department
  • Updates the key holder information for local businesses.
  • Communications Officers assist in the records department as well.

Records Department

The Records Department is managed by Valeta Rodabaugh. Each communications officer is cross-trained and rotated through the Records Department. The Records Department maintains and processes arrest reports, court documents, citations, accident reports, and background checks daily.

Mission Statement

It is the Rawlins Police Department 9-1-1 Center's mission to serve as the vital link between the citizens and the public safety agencies in Rawlins. We strive to collect and disseminate all requests for service in a prompt, courteous, and efficient manner for all our citizens. Through our actions, we help save lives, protect property, and assist the public in their time of need.