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The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center (EPECC) 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. EPECC 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.
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 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 Health Ambulance & Emergency Medical Services.
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.
The Town of Estes Park of Estes Park and Estes Park Police Department (EPPD), in partnership with Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA), offer a special emergency notification services for visitors. This temporary alert system, GO EPALERTS, is geared toward visitors of Estes Park. Visitors can text GO EPALERTS to 888-777 to opt-in and receive alerts (if any are sent out) for a two week period. The visitor’s cell phone number will automatically be added to the database used by the Estes Park Emergency Communications Center, for 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 www.leta911.org.