Communications Division

100 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
213-978-6585
Fax: 213-978-6595

Communications Division serves as a support entity for the entire Los Angeles Police Department. Communications Division’s Valley and Metropolitan Dispatch Centers are the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the City of Los Angeles.

As the PSAP, Communications Division has the responsibility to staff and answer, on a 24-hour basis, the telephones upon which calls for service are received. This includes 911 emergency calls (police, fire, and paramedic). Communications Division handles only police related calls for the City. When a 911 call for the Los Angeles Fire Department is received, the caller is connected with the Fire Department. Captain Alex Vargas is the Commanding Officer of Communications Division.