The communications section is assigned to the Administrative Division and is led by the Administrative Supervisor, who is assisted by the Lead Dispatcher. Dispatchers handle all incoming 9-1-1 calls, as well as routine calls for service. In addition, they dispatch for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department. In 2011 they dispatched more than 12,750 police calls for service, and 282 fire calls.
As the initial point of contact for emergencies in the community, they assess the needs of the caller (police, fire, EMS) and dispatch the appropriate responders. They also coordinate all radio traffic from officers in the field.