The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety & Security Communications Unit is critical to the efficient functioning of FAMU-DCSS. The Communications Unit is staffed by Police Communications Operators (PCO) that are certified by the State of Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. All PCO’s are cross-trained as call-takers and dispatchers responsible for supporting, mobilizing and managing law enforcement and other public safety resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call-takers primary responsibilities are answering and screening law, fire, medical or other emergency calls for services, recording essential information into a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and transmitting information to a dispatcher. Dispatchers’ primary responsibilities are to assign first responders to reported calls for service disseminating pertinent information and instructions to the closest resources. Additionally, the Communications Division monitors all fire and security alarms, as well as emergency blue phones. Law enforcement resources are tracked and managed by utilizing an 800 megahertz trunked radio system to communicate with members of the department and other local law enforcement agencies.
If you have any further questions about the FAMU-DCSS Communications Unit, please contact Lieutenant Audrey Alexander, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (850) 599-3553 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency: 911 (toll free) Non-Emergency: 850.599.3256 TTY: 850-606-5805