Grand Forks Public Safety Answering Point

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GFPSAP Emblem 2011

In 1989, a combined dispatch center was initiated, providing service for law enforcement, fire department, and ambulance services in Grand Forks County. The Grand Forks County Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and has grown into a direct communications link for 33 agencies.


To provide a single point of contact for the citizens and visitors of Grand Forks County and Cities therein for immediate and direct access to Fire, Police, and Medical Services.


We are dedicated to serving as the vital link between the public and public safety organizations. We strive for excellence through integrity, leadership, training and teamwork.


1. Maintain qualified, trained, educated staff using all available resources

2. Deliver reliable, timely, accurate information and services

3. Maintain open communications with all response agencies and the public

4. Maintain efficient personnel management and system operations

5. Comply with federal, state, and local requirements


911 Center Data for 2013:

  • Over 127,000 phone calls
  • Received over 47,000 911 calls
  • Over 41,000 911 calls were from cell phones
  • Dispatched Calls for service: 72,322
  • Average Calls for service each month 6,027

2013 Annual Report




Contact Information


Becky Ault with smile 


Becky Ault, Grand Forks County PSAP Director:
(701) 787-8042


Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Grand Forks County PSAP
122 5th St. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Dispatch Center Administrative Line:
(701) 746-2542

Office Fax:
(701) 746-2599
Debbie Hoverson, Administrative Specialist:
(701) 787-8039

Margaret Emanuel, Dispatch Supervisor:
(701) 787-8040



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