The El Centro Dispatch Center (ECDC) is staffed by 12 public safety dispatchers and 2 dispatch supervisors. The ECDC is part of the El Centro Area Office and provides communications and support services for the El Centro Area, Winterhaven Area, Calexico Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, and the Sidewinder Platform Scales Facility. Additional dispatch and coordination services are provided to the CHP Border Division Mexico Liaison Unit Officers, Investigative Services Unit Vehicle Theft Investigators, Motor Carrier Specialists, and K9 units, as well as guest users such as the Union Pacific Railroad Police, California Department of Fish and Game, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Our dedicated team of dispatchers is committed to the mission of the California Highway Patrol, providing safety, service, and security to the public. Their general duties include adhering to CALNENA 9-1-1 call answering times, highway callboxes, and emergency telephone calls transferred from allied agencies. They dispatch officers to traffic collisions, disabled motorists, other requests for service, and serve as an essential point of contact for resources needed by officers in the field. The ECDC is linked directly to the CHP Emergency Notification Tactical Alert Center (ENTAC).