Communications Center


The Teton County Communications Center, located in Jackson, Wyoming, provides dispatching services for police, fire and medical emergencies for the entirety of Teton County, Wyoming which encompasses over 4000 square miles of some of the most beautiful mountainous areas in the United States.   

The communities served by our center: 

  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Alta
  • Hoback Junction
  • Moran
  • Buffalo Valley
  • Moose
  • Kelly

 Agencies we serve:

  • Teton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jackson Police Department
  • Jackson Hole Fire/EMS
  • Teton Village Fire Department
  • Teton County Search & Rescue
  • National Elk Refuge

 The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including nights, weekends, and holidays by a minimum of two dispatchers at all times.   Overseeing the staff are Communications Manager, Riclyn Betsinger and Supervisors Alexandra Harper and Amanda Owen.   

 There are currently 4 dispatch stations housed in the center, each station has seven computer screens which display computer-aided technologies which provide phone services including 911 and non-emergency lines; computer aided dispatch software (CAD system); mapping software, etc.   Communications technicians are well versed in these technologies which assist in locating those with backcountry emergencies as well as emergencies within the populated areas.  During the winter months, the center also provides nighttime emergency dispatching services to Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest.