The Ceres Police Department's Dispatch center functions around the clock, 24/7, to provide police related services to the communities of Ceres and Newman in emergency and non-emergency situations. Dispatchers are tasked with receiving the initial incident information and organizing the correct agencies and resources to address a wide variety of situations.

Each and every incident is different  Dispatchers are responsible for obtaining information that is specific to each incident. Dispatchers may sound demanding or uncompassionate, however the more information the dispatcher is able to obtain, the better and more prepared our response will be.