San Luis Public Safety has upgraded its 911 Systems

The City of San Luis Police Department completed a major and long awaited milestone with the completion of the 9-1-1 emergency system.

In the past, the residents of San Luis who dialed 9-1-1 for emergencies were routed to the City of Somerton Police Department Communications Center which in return would transfer the call back to the San Luis PD which created crucial time to be lost during the transfer of the emergency call to our agency.

This will no longer be the case to this recent communications upgrade. Now the San Luis Police Department and San Luis Fire Department will have information come directly from the SLPD Communications Center to be sent out to patrol officers and fire personnel.

The City of San Luis Police Department will count with the adequate equipment to offer clear communication, immediate response and provide a better service to its residents.

The upgraded 9-1-1 system now provides SLPD dispatchers with onscreen maps of the caller’s location and provides critical redundancy to the City’s emergency communications infrastructure to ensure delivery of the more than 10,000 emergency calls received each year and more than 34,000 calls for service.

As always we like to remind the public to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies and for any other issues to call our non-emergency number 928-341-2420.

The City of San Luis is Ranked Amongst 20 Safest Cities in Arizona

The San Luis Police Department is proud to announce that the City of San Luis is once again ranked among the 20 safest cities in the State of Arizona.

The City of San Luis was previously ranked number #7 and continues to hold this ranking. The recent study was conducted by Safewise.

Part of this success is the efforts of the San Luis Police Department to continue with the 21st Century Strategy of policing. The 21st Century Strategy focuses on more police visibility in our communities along with crime suppression and crime mapping to better provide services to the community. The crime rate dropped 13 percent during the past year.

Chief of Police Craig Higgins mentioned “This couldn’t be done without the efforts of the community and the great relationship that the police department has been able to establish in the past few years”.

Mayor Gerardo Sanchez who has been a full supporter of the police added, “Safety has always been a priority and I would like to thank the men and women of our police department for the dedication and professionalism they demonstrate every day, thank you.”

Safewise is a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness, and preparedness.  The Safewise brand has been recognized by many trusted publications, including The Huffington Post, AngiesList, Mashable, and, for their efforts to award law enforcement, neighborhood watch, and civic leaders who go the extra mile to keep their neighborhoods safe. You can visit their Arizona State Crime Prevention Center for more helpful Arizona safety resources.

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