The basic function of the Skiatook Police Department Communications Center is to receive, screen and prioritize calls for service and subsequently dispatch the appropriate response in an efficient and coordinated manner. The Communications Center dispatches for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Animal Control and Public Utilities.
The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is always a Dispatcher on duty. They can be assigned to work any shift with any combination of days off. Dispatchers must be 18 years of age, possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Dispatchers are required to become OLETS (Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems) certified. Dispatchers also served as jailers and must attend the Oklahoma Minimum Jail Standards Training Course.