About Us

Winnebago County Communications is located at the Public Safety Center 935 Hwy 69 N in Forest City, IA. The Communications Center is the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) for 911 calls made within Winnebago County. The Communication Center is responsible for dispatching Winnebago County Sheriff & Deputies, Forest City Police, Fire & Ambulance, Lake Mills Police, Fire & Ambulance, Buffalo Center Police, Fire & Ambulance, Thompson Fire & Ambulance, Rake Fire & First Responders and Scarville Fire. The Communications Center also answers the business lines for the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Dept, Forest City Police Dept, Lake Mills Police Dept and Buffalo Center Police Dept. The Communications Center is staffed 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. There are three shifts a day with one dispatcher on duty per shift.