The Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with five full-time and several part-time highly trained public safety dispatchers. The Communications Center manages communications for 36 elementary schools, 9 intermediate schools, 7 high schools and other District facilities, covering 24 densely populated square miles in the Santa Ana Unified School District.
The Communications Center serves as the critical link between SAUSD and local and regional public safety emergency and non-emergency responders. Communications Center staff members are committed and trained to acquire and disperse pertinent information to help protect life, property, and the students and personnel of the Santa Ana Unified School District.
Communications personnel receive and enter data into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS), National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) and various other local, state and federal law enforcement data systems. Public Safety Dispatchers monitor and serve as the lead dispatch responsibility for crimes in progress, reported crimes, traffic flow, burglary and fire alarm activation and a wide range of non-emergency calls for assistance. The Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department utilizes the 800MHz radio system and is a member of the Countywide Coordinated Communications System. Communications personnel work closely with Police Service Dispatchers from the City of Santa Ana Police Department to maximize inter-operability, coordination and safety when responses involve personnel from both police departments.
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