The Wadena County 9-1-1 Communications Center is located in the Wadena County Law Enforcement Center at 415 S. Jefferson St., Wadena, MN 56482. Communications Center, Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Wadena County provides Enhanced 9-1-1 services for a population of approximately 13,650 people. The communications staff is comprised of 9 full-time dispatchers that work closely with the county's five fire departments / rescue squads, Tri-County ambulance service and 5 law enforcement agencies and neighboring PSAP’s to provide a full range of emergency and non-emergency public safety services over a new radio network which includes tower and radio sites at Wadena, Verndale, Sebeka, and Menahga Minnesota.
Wadena County 9-1-1 Communication Center is responsible for dispatching for 7 cities and 15 townships.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing the highest quality delivery of public safety communication services to the public. When your 9-1-1 call is received, the phone number and address of the phone from which you are calling appears on the computer screen at the Wadena County Communications Center (except some cellular calls). Not all cellular phone companies are sending location information on wireless 9-1-1 calls. In all cases the dispatcher will verify your information and ask you questions about what you are reporting, the information is rapidly typed into a computer aided dispatch system and the appropriate responders are dispatched while you are on the phone with the dispatcher.
Thomas J Speed - Comm. Supervisor