Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383


Dispatch Center

The DPS Communications Center is staffed 24 hours daily with A.P.C.O. certified emergency dispatch personnel. All electronic security systems and fire alarms for the campus are monitored at the Communications Center. The Center receives more than 26,000 calls for assistance annually.

The Center is able to communicate with a variety of law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth and the Nation. We have Mobile Data Computers (MDC's) to communicate with the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. We have the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) which allows us to extract license and registration information as well as enter and view information on criminal histories and stolen items. We also can receive messages through these systems from other agencies about criminal activity and many other issues that are related to our operations. We also have recently began operating a secure Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET), for sharing information on the Federal, State, County and Local levels.