Enhanced 9-1-1

The North Platte Police Department’s 9-1-1 Communications Center is the answering point for all of Lincoln County, including the City of North Platte, Maxwell, Hershey, Sutherland, Wallace,  and the City of Gothenburg. Police, Fire and Rescue Units are dispatched through the 9-1-1 Communications Center.  The 9-1-1 Communications Center is part of the Support Services Division, which is supervised by Lt. Steve Reeves.

The North Platte 911 Center offers programs to the citizens in our service area to further enhance public safety.  CodeRed is used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts; while CodeRED Weather Warning is used to alert citizens in the path of severe weather.  Smart911 enables households to enter vital personal and medical information you would want response teams to have in the event of an emergency.  Both programs are opt-in, and the links are available under Community Safety.

Emergency Medical Dispatching
All telecommunicators assigned to the 911 center are certified in the Emergency Medical Dispatching program.  During a medical emergency, telecommunicators will keep you on the phone and provide critical information and guidance in providing emergency care for the injured while emergency personnel are on their way.

National Weather Alert System
North Platte Police 9-1-1 is the designated weather warning point for our area and maintains links to the National Weather Service. Immediate notifications of severe weather conditions are broadcast to the public in several different ways, utilizing CodeRED and the City of North Platte system of warning sirens.