Communications Center

The White Mountain Apache Police Department’s Communications Center is the primary answering point for all non-emergency and 9-1-1 emergency calls made on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Additionally, it provides dispatch services to White Mountain Apache Police, WMAT Fire & Rescue, and the WMAT Emergency Medical Services.


The Communications Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is staffed by 13 certified dispatchers. The White Mountain Apache Police Communications Center processes an average of 11,000 9-1-1 calls and 71,848 business and administrative calls per year.


The Communications Center serves as a direct link between reporting parties and officers in the field. The dispatchers screen and evaluate approximately 10,000 calls for service each month and provide support for all field operations.


The Communications Center operates with a myriad of technical equipment, including a Computer Aided Dispatch system (CAD), intelligent phone workstations, and VHF narrow-band radio systems. Each component assists the dispatchers in performing their jobs efficiently and professionally.For more information regarding the WMAPD Communications Center, please feel free to call me at (928) 338-4942.



Dispatch Supervisor

(928) 338-4942 ext. 227

What is Wireless 9-1-1?


Wireless 9-1-1 is a phrase that refers to 9-1-1 calls made from cellular telephones.


Does calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone work the same as calling from my home?

Not exactly. When calling 9-1-1 from a home, office, or payphone, the telephone system usually recognizes the address and telephone number of the caller because the phone is “hardwired” to a specific address. Since people using cell phones move from location to location, the telephone system cannot always recognize a caller’s exact location.


When I call 9-1-1 from my cell phone in the Whiteriver area, who answers my call?

Navajo County Communications & 911 Center will answer your 9-1-1 call. The White Mountain Apache Police Department is committed to working in cooperation with the State of Arizona E-911 to make improvements to the wireless 9-1-1 services.

W h i t e   M o u n t a i n   A p a c h e


5 East Sycamore Street         Whiteriver, Arizona  85941         Phone (928) 338-4942        FAX (928) 338-4565

Department Partnerships

WMAT Dept. of Corrections    928-338-1120

WMAT Prosecution Unit          928-338-2254  

WMA DPS Rangers                928-369-7067

WMAT Social Services            928-338-4164

WMAT Tribal Court                 928-338-4720

WMAT EMS                            928-338-3095

WMAT Fire & Rescue             928-338-4311

Cibecue Fire Station              928-332-2401

WMA Housing Security           928-338-1181

BIA Law Enforcement             928-338-5355 

DPS - Highway Patrol             928-537-5545      


San Carlos Police Department                 928-475-2311

San Carlos Dept of Corrections               928-475-4060

Show Low Police Department                   928-537-5091

Pinetop Police Department                       928-368-8800

Navajo County Sheriff's Office                  928-536-7460

BIA Forestry                                             928-338-5429

Pinetop Fire Department                          928-367-2199

Show Low Fire Department                      928-537-5100

Apache County Sheriffs Office                 928-337-4321

Native Air - Show Low                               909-915-2303


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Background photo by Elmer Lamson