PO BOX 3729
225 E Weatherspoon St
Sanford, NC 27331




The Communications Division of The Sanford Police Department provides Enhanced 9-1-1 for the citizens of Sanford and Lee County, North Carolina. The Communications Division also provides dispatch of the following:

Sanford Police Department Lemon Springs Fire Department
Central Carolina Advanced Life Support Carolina Trace Fire Department
Sanford Fire Department Northwest Pocket Fire Department
Tramway Rural Fire Department Lee County Fire Marshall
Deep River Fire Department Sanford Public Works
Cape Fear Fire Department Lee County Emergency Management
Northview Fire Department  

Patrick N. Garner, Director

These telecommunicators work 12-hour rotating shifts. They work four (4) days (6:30 am – 6:30 pm), off for four (4) days, four (4) nights (6:30 pm – 6:30 am), and off for four (4) days, then returning to day shift.

All telecommunicators are EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher) Certified and must maintain their EMD certification through continuing education through Central Carolina Community College.

Annual Calls for Service
Law Enforcement   35,476
EMS                        7,245
Fire                         2,310

Annual Telephone Call Volume
911                     51,212
Administrative     95,751
Abandoned         15,552




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Ronnie Yarborough has been with the City of Sanford since 1971 and has served as Chief of Police since 1978.

Dial 911 for emergencies only, otherwise dial (919) 775-8268 for non-emergencies.