H. Douglas Sanford, Director
204 Development Dr.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Telephone: (517) 523-9911 (Admin only)
Fax: (517) 797-4945
Email Douglas Sanford at:
Call 9-1-1 to reach the Dispatch Center 24 X 7 for Police, Fire, or Ambulance for both Emergency and Non-Emergency calls. If you are calling from outside Hillsdale County, you may dial 517-439-9913 to reach the Dispatch Center 24 X 7.
Deputy Director - Tracy Peter
Hillsdale County 9-1-1/Central Dispatch is the public service answering point (PSAP) for Hillsdale County. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 10 full-time and 5 part-time dispatchers. All calls made to 9-1-1 within Hillsdale County are routed through our communications center. When a 9-1-1 call is answered, the dispatcher first obtains important information from the caller such as the location and nature of the call while their partner dispatches (sends) the appropriate emergency response agency.
Hillsdale County 9-1-1/Central Dispatch is funded solely by a 9-1-1 surcharge that is applied to your telephone bill. The 9-1-1 surcharge may be applied to any device that has the capability of accessing the 9-1-1 network such as land line telephones, cellular telephones, and Voice over Internet Phones (VoIP). Absolutely no general fund tax dollars supplement the dispatch center's operations, maintenance, or equipment.
To provide efficient and effective routing of Public Safety Services in a courteous and professional manner to the citizens of Hillsdale County.