Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
Cooperative Communications Center
In a life threatening situation requiring law enforcement,
fire/rescue or medical INTERVENTION,
For non emergency/non life threatening situations, you may
contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center
at (850) 584-2429.
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office provides 9-1-1 intake, teletype and communication services for the City of Perry and all unincorporated areas of Taylor County. Our communication center operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week, every day of the year and we proudly serve communities such as but not limited to, Lake Bird, Shady Grove, Eridu, Iddo, Boyd, Nut-All-Rise, Spring Warrior, Foley, Bohannon Quarters, Fenholloway, Keaton Beach, Deckle Beach, Cedar Island, Jug Island, Salem, and Steinhatchee. The Sheriff’s communication center processes an estimated 18,000 non-emergency telephone calls per year and over 14,000 911 calls per year (see 911 web report). In addition to the incoming phone calls, the communication center also handles an average of 30,000 radio transmissions each year.
The teletype and communications officers operate the computer systems that link the Sheriff’s Office to the state and federal computer systems. On average these officers will process approximately 100,000 requests per year from local law enforcement officers who are seeking information on missing persons, lost or stolen auto tags, stolen vehicles, driver's license status and stolen articles. To help reduce the work load on communication personnel most officers now have Mobile Data Terminals that allow them to process their own request from the field.
The Communications employees participate in a rigorous selection process which includes a data-entry examination, geography test, a multi-tasking simulator, oral examination and a background investigation. Newly-hired operators complete a fifteen week on the job training course before they are assigned to work on their own.