Rice County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications is a consolidated 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) serving all of Rice County. Rice County is located in central Kansas and spans 779 square miles and has a population of 10,083 residents. There are six emergency communications personnel who work 8-hour shifts that are responsible for 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls from the citizens and visitors of Rice County, who dispatch law enforcement, fire, EMS, and emergency management to those calls for assistance.
The communications center maintains trained staff to process calls for service without prejudice and using all the available resources. During the course of a year, the Rice County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center receives approximately 40,000 phone calls and 10,601 requests for law enforcement, fire, EMS and emergency management from citizens and visitors traveling through Rice County.