COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF
The Sheriff’s Communications Branch is responsible for handling a variety of communication services. The
communications center is staffed 24 hours a day by full time and part time Communications Officers, as well as
Deputy Sheriff’s when needed.  The center, which is in the same section of the Public Safety Facility as the
County 911 Center, is supervised by
Sheriff's Office Master Sergeant Timothy Hutchings.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Division, the center provides police communication services for the
Chatham, Copake, Germantown, Greenport, Philmont, and Stockport Police Departments.

The Center can communicate with and provide periodic information and communication services for state and
federal agencies including the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NYS Division of Parole,
Columbia County Probation, NYS Park Police and several Berkshire County Massachusetts police agencies.

In 2006 the Center fielded 2 million-radio messages, 150,000 telephone calls, and dispatched over 16,000
calls for service.

The center also handles after-hour emergency dispatching of the
Columbia County Department of Social
Services, Mental Health paging services, and the New York State Department of Transportation
.
Copyright ©2006 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hudson, NY 12534