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Union County Regional Communications


Union County operates a state-of-the-art communications center that opened in October of 2012.   We dispatch the Union County Police Department and many local and regional public safety agencies including Police, Fire, EMS, the Metro Strike Team and Union County Fire Mutual Aid. In addition, Union County Communications is the contact point for many specialized resources such as Sheriff’s K-9, Union County Bomb Squad and the Union County Hazardous Materials Unit (HazMat).

Interested in working with us?

Union County Communications is always looking for dedicated, customer service-oriented individuals who are ready to take on new challenges.  Our training program requires no previous public safety experience.  For further information, contact:

Gareth Williams, Chief Public Safety Telecommunicator

APCO Project 33

In April of 2014, the Dispatch Training program at Union County received the prestigious distinction of being certified as meeting the comprehensive 2010 American National Standards for Telecommunicator Training (ANSI 3.103.1). Union County Regional Communications is the only agency in New Jersey and the tri-state area – and one of less than 75 nationwide – that has been so certified.

Latest News

Rahway Fire, Cranford Fire and First Aid Squad switches over to County Dispatch
All fire and EMS calls in Rahway and Cranford are now processed by Union County Communications

Union County Regional Communications Center welcomes Roselle Park Police
As of July 1, 2019 Roselle Park Police transitioned dispatch and 911 call handling to Union County

Advance Location Services
Union County uses advanced location services to pinpoint 911 callers saving minutes on locating a 911 caller. Learn more.

List of agencies utilizing the Communications Center

Township of Clark EMS Dispatch
Township of Cranford 911, Fire and EMS Dispatch
Borough of Fanwood 911, Police, Fire and EMS Dispatch
Borough of Garwood 911 Medical Call Screening
Township of Hillside Fire and EMS Dispatching
Borough of Kenilworth 911 Medical Call Screening
Borough of Mountainside EMS Dispatch
City of Rahway Fire and EMS Dispatch
Borough of Roselle Fire and EMS Dispatch
Borough of Roselle Park 911, Police, Fire and EMS Dispatch
Township of Scotch Plains 911, Police, Fire and EMS Dispatch
Township of Springfield 911, Fire and EMS Dispatch
Township of Winfield 911, Police, Fire and EMS Dispatch
RWJ Barnabas Rahway Paramedics                        
Trinitas Regional Medical Center Paramedics     
Union County Fire Mutual Aid
Union County EMS Mutual Aid
Union County Hazardous Materials Unit
Union County Police
Union County Sheriff K9
Metro Urban Area Search & Rescue Task Force