Communications & Records

Dispatchers

Valeta Rodabaugh, Supervisor

Valeta Rodabaugh

Christine Makinen

Christine Makinen

Karigan Gates

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Lucero Pena

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Stephanie Bergwerff

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The Rawlins Police Department's Communications Division is staffed with six full-time dispatchers and is managed by Supervisor Valeta Rodabaugh. The Dispatch Center is open 24 hours a day to provide assistance to the citizens of Rawlins. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answering 911 calls and non-emergent calls ranging from animal control issues to stressful emergencies
  • Dispatching police, fire and ambulance to emergent and non-emergent calls for service
  • Checking drivers and vehicles for valid licensing and checking for warrants
  • Preparing court paperwork such as subpoenas to be served.
  • Logging bench warrants and confirming they are valid for officers
  • Entering stolen items and missing persons into the national database
  • Confirming stolen items and missing person records as valid when located by another agency
  • Logging pawn slips and checking to make sure items have not been entered as stolen
  • Educating Kindergarteners and other school children about 911 as well as providing tours of the Police Department
  • Updates the key holder information for local businesses.
  • Communications Officers assist in the records department as well.

The Communications Center uses a variety of tools - learn more about how you can help them help you at https://www.rawlinswy.gov/1390/Dispatch-Tools

Records Department

The Records Department is managed by Valeta Rodabaugh. Each communications officer is cross-trained and rotated through the Records Department. The Records Department maintains and processes arrest reports, court documents, citations, accident reports, and background checks daily.

Have a Police Records Request? Please visit our Public Records Request Page at www.rawlinswy.gov/records 

Mission Statement

It is the Rawlins Police Department 9-1-1 Center's mission to serve as the vital link between the citizens and the public safety agencies in Rawlins. We strive to collect and disseminate all requests for service in a prompt, courteous, and efficient manner for all our citizens. Through our actions, we help save lives, protect property, and assist the public in their time of need.