Dispatchers are a vital part of any law enforcement agency. The Precinct 8 Dispatch Division is staffed around the clock 365 days a year. Dispatchers are responsible for operating radios and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The dispatchers are responsible for checking driver’s licenses, license plates, and personal criminal histories through TCIC (Texas Crime Information Center), NCIC (National Crime Information Center), SETCIC (Southeast Texas Crime Information Center), and JIMS (Justice Information Management System). These systems are crime information databases utilized by law enforcement agencies both locally and nationwide. Information received, such as wanted persons, hits on stolen vehicles and items, special alerts, and other relevant information is reviewed by the dispatcher and is relayed to Deputies during the course of their duties. Dispatchers also generate paperwork necessary to process arrests, traffic accidents and any other incidents that a Deputy may need to complete a report. In addition, dispatchers answer phone calls, enter and clear information through TLETS (Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System), file warrants and reports, enter citations into the JP Court computer database, receive money orders for warrants issued through the JP Courts, and many other duties.