Estes Park Emergency Communications Center

The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center is a computer-aided dispatch center with enhanced 911 capabilities.  The center employs 8 full time Emergency Services Dispatchers and is supervised by the Communications Manager. The Center operates with a minimum staffing of 1 dispatcher at all times, with optimal coverage of 2 people. The Estes Park Police Department also has a mobile communications and command center that is used for large-scale events.

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Dispatchers are responsible for answering all non-emergency phone calls for police service within the Town of Estes Park and emergency 911 calls for service in the entire Estes Valley.  EPECC is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Valley, and Rocky Mountain National Park, an area of approximately 400 square miles. EPECC dispatches and monitors radio traffic for the Estes Park Police Department, Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department and the Estes Park Medical Center Ambulance Service. 

Learn more about Estes Park Emergency Communications Center by reading the Get to Know Your Estes Park Emergency Communications Center editorial by Captain Corey Pass.

Learn more about TEXT-TO-911

Are you signed up for Emergency Alerts / Reverse 911?

The Estes Park Police Department utilizes the Everbridge Aware system to send Emergency Alerts (commonly known as "reverse 911").  Emergency Alerts are used to notify residents of emergency situations including but not limited to wildfires, floods, missing persons and critical police activity. If an alert is sent in your area the system will automatically detect land line phones, however, you must sign up mobile devices and email if you wish to receive alerts over those devices. To register your cell phones and/or email accounts go to, click on the "Sign up now" button at the top of the page, and follow the instructions.  Don't forget to remember your username and password in case your contact information or address changes. 

GO EPALERTS: Visitors can now text to opt-in to emergency alert system

The Town of Estes Park and Estes Park Police Department (EPPD), in partnership with Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA), have launched a new temporary alert system, GO EPALERTS, geared toward visitors of Estes Park. Everbridge, the vendor of the current Mass Notification System, now has the capability to provide access for visitors to sign up for emergency alerts for a two-week period. To participate, visitors can simply text GO EPALERTS to 888-777. The visitor’s cell phone number will automatically be added to the database that could be used if the Estes Park Emergency Communications Center sends out emergency mass notifications during the following two-week period.

Because GO EPALERTS subscriptions expire after two weeks, this system is not intended for long-term use by residents of the Estes Valley. Residents should continue to sign up for full emergency alerts through, as this system is more robust, providing options to receive emergency information for various addresses, phone, cell phone, email and text. The full system retains resident information for important alerts until the resident opts out of the program.