The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Response went on the air December 29, 1980 as New Jersey's second centralized county communications center.
Originally named the Gloucester County Communications Center, we began operations, dispatching 12 Fire Departments and 8 Ambulance squads. Today we dispatch all Fire departments, Ambulance Squads and Paramedic units that serve the county.
Our Police Communications Center began operations on January 5, 2000 dispatching for (8) municipalities, and the GC Sheriffs Department. Today we dispatch for all municipal departments as well as the Prosecutor's Office, SWAT and ERT Teams.
Points of Interest
- June 5, 1985 - Gloucester County became the first 9-1-1 center in the state to have ANI (automatic number identification)
- October 31, 1991 - Gloucester County became the first enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) center in the state with ANI (automatic location identification)
- Today the department answers about 500 9-1-1 emergency calls and over 900 non-emergency & police related calls daily.
The Communications Center assists the Sheriff's Department, the Prosecutor's office, the Highway and Engineering Department, the Health Department, the Office of Emergency Management, the Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, and other County departments with their communication needs.
The Center also assists State and Federal agencies which provide emergency services to our county.
The Communications Center is located on Route 47, Delsea Drive in Clayton.