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Welcome to the North Central Regional E911 - Mobridge Communications Center webpage. The Mobridge "Comm Center" is a 24-hour communications center operated by the Mobridge Police Department and is responsible for emergency communications via phone, radio, and paging for law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMS and emergency management agencies. The Mobridge Comm Center is also the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 calls for nine counties in the northern central through northwestern part of South Dakota, as well as Sioux County in North Dakota.

The Mobridge Comm Center is a Phase II compliant PSAP. This means that in addition to receiving name, number, and address information for landline phones used to call 911, wireless digital phones with enhanced GPS used to call 911 give the phone number and can be precisely tracked using GPS coordinates for location of the caller. Phase I tracking via tower triangulation can be used to locate the general location of wireless digital phones without enhanced GPS, or analog wireless phones. Even though the Mobridge Comm Center is Phase II compliant, Phase I & Phase II ability depend on the compliance level of each wireless phone, the wireless phone carrier, and the wireless carrier tower. Please note that analog wireless phones are currently being phased out by wireless carriers, meaning that callers will be unable to use analog wireless phones to make calls, including 911 calls.

The Mobridge Comm Center is a two-station E911 PSAP & dispatch with a third station that can be used as a backup or during large emergencies yielding high call volumes. Each station utilizes Computer Aided Dispatching, which automatically displays the location of incoming 911 calls on computerized mapping software. This allows dispatchers to give turn-by-turn directions to emergency responders in order to ensure quick response the location of the caller.

The Mobridge Comm Center is currently staffed by seven full-time certified communications officers and one part-time E911 coordinator.