The Pasco Sheriff’s Office Communications Section is the first point-of-contact for citizens living in unincorporated areas of the county that are seeking emergency and Law Enforcement services. It consists of several integral systems: telephone communications, radio communications, teletype and validations section. The Validations Section verifies all NCIC/FCIC entries are valid.
When fully staffed the PSO Communications Section is comprised of 60 personnel, which work 12-hour shifts providing around-the-clock service to the public sector. Communications Officers utilize various resources for gaining pertinent information. Such resources include the administrative telephones, Law Enforcement 911 calls, Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired, NCIC/FCIC (National Crime Information Center/ Florida Crime Information Center) and Criminal Justice Information System terminals. The Motobridge (Statewide Interoperability Radio) is also a valuable and reliable resource used to contact other agencies statewide via radio. In 2010, the Communications Section handled about 489,111 law enforcement and administrative calls.