Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center

Honor Integrity Professionalism.


“9-1-1, What is the address of your emergency?”

Mission Statement

Working in partnership with the community to protect and serve with honor, integrity, and professionalism.

The Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center (SCECC) is the Shawnee County 911 Center. The SCECC receives and processes all 911 calls from within Shawnee County. The center also handles many more non-emergency and administrative calls from the public and for the agencies we serve. In addition, SCECC dispatches for six law enforcement agencies and eight fire agencies in Shawnee County.


Handling of all County 911 and many non-emergency calls.

SCECC dispatches and receives calls for assistance for the following agencies:

  • Auburn Fire Department
  • Auburn Police Department
  • Dover Fire Department
  • Mission Fire Department
  • Rossville Fire Department
  • Rossville Police Department
  • Shawnee County Park Police
  • Shawnee County Sheriff's Office
  • Shawnee Heights Fire Department
  • Silver Lake Fire Department
  • Silver Lake Police Department
  • Soldier Fire Department
  • Topeka Fire Department
  • Topeka Police Department, including Topeka Animal Control
  • Coordination of emergency communications during disasters or other critical situations.
  • Ability to provide tornado warning notifications when requested.

Each year, the SCECC handles phone calls to either to 911, non-emergency or administrative calls for service to law enforcement and fire agencies in Shawnee County.

In 2017 SCECC handled more than 320,000 incoming emergency and non-emergency phone calls, approximately 37% of SCECCís phone calls were to 911, the rest were administrative or non-emergency calls.

In 2017 SCECC took 321,336 incoming emergent and non-emergency phone calls. 119,266 of those calls were 911 calls 202,070 and were administrative calls.