What is the Central Dakota Communications Center?
The Central Dakota Communications Center (CenCom for short) was established on January 1, 2016 and replaced the Bismarck / Burleigh County Combined Communications Center and added the City of Mandan to the consolidated operation. CenCom operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls. CenCom personnel dispatch police, fire, emergency medical and other services for the cities and communities of Burleigh County and also the City of Mandan.

CenCom has eight identical workstations, providing public safety communications services for the:

  • Bismarck Police Department

  • Mandan Police Department

  • Burleigh County Sheriff's Department

  • Lincoln Police Department

  • Bismarck Fire Department

  • Mandan Fire Department

  • Metro Area Ambulance

  • Bismarck Rural Fire Department

  • Steele Ambulance

  • Sterling Fire Department

  • Wilton Fire Department

  • Wilton Ambulance

  • Airport Security

  • Rural Metro Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)

  • Braddock Fire Department

  • McLean Sheriff's Department

  • Wing Fire Department

  • Wing Ambulance

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1. What is 9-1-1?
2. What is Enhanced 9-1-1?
3. Who pays for the 9-1-1 service?
4. What is the Central Dakota Communications Center?