The Ripon Police Department handles both land-line and cellular 9-1-1 calls, and these calls can be pinpointed to the exact location of origin to give officers an actual location to respond to. Cellular calls used to be routed through a phone bank, and then back to the individual emergency services provider closest to the caller. Now, however, calls originating from within the City of Ripon (excluding freeways, where the CHP has jurisdiction) are routed directly to the Ripon Police Department Communication Center. Here, GPS and cellular-carrier equipment gives the police dispatcher the exact latitude and longitude of a caller. These calls can be traced on a map even if the caller is in a car. This technology enables the Ripon Police to respond faster and better.
- Gail Fry – Dispatcher
- Macy Joseph-Green – Dispatcher
- Beth Millard – Dispatcher
- Heather Vales – Dispatcher
- Vanessa Cole – Dispatcher