Lincoln County communications has a fully enhanced 911 system. This allows the caller's name and address to be displayed when the call is placed. Communications is responsible for dispatching fire, ambulance and law enforcement. Communications also provides these services to several other peripheral agencies. Communications handles emergency dispatching 24 hour a day.
Along with the emergency dispatch, the Communications center handles several administrative phone lines, maintains the warrant files, does all NCIC entries and handles routine police traffic for the two counties.
Lincoln County Communications has eleven full time dispatchers.
History of Department
Lincoln County Communications was established in 1992. This was done to provide 911 services to the people of Lincoln County. In 1995, with the closing of Parker State Radio, Turner County also needed these services and contracted with Lincoln County for them.
Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
24/7 Program Phone: 605-764-6604
Canton Police Phone: 605-987-5612
Humane Society Phone: 605-338-4441
Lennox Police Phone: 605-647-5299
Lincoln County Sheriff Phone: 605-764-5651
Metro Communications (Sioux Falls Dispatch) Phone: 605-367-7222