The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department provides 24 hour emergency dispatch services to rural areas within the county. Our Communications center dispatches not only for the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department, but also for Gans Police, Gore Police, Marble City Police, and the Vian Police.
Dispatch Phone: 918-775-9155 Dispatch Fax: 918-774-9911
Emergencies include crimes that are in progress or about to happen, and ones that have resulted in serious personal injury, property damage, or property loss. They also include situations in which the suspect may still be at the scene and some suspicious activities.
Some examples of crime emergencies that should be reported by calling are:
- * Fights, sexual assaults, etc.
- * Homicides
- * Domestic violence
- * Child and elder abuse
- * Sounds of gunshots, screaming, breaking glass, explosions, alarms, etc.
- * Hit and run accidents with possible injuries
- * Ongoing dumping of trash or other hazardous substances
- * Road hazards that require immediate attention to prevent personal injuries and property damage
- * Acts of vandalism in progress
- * Runaway juvenile or missing person who needs special care -- be sure to tell the operator if the person needs medication and has a special problem, e.g., Alzheimer's disease
Persons who are:
- * Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- * Entering a neighbor's home when the neighbor is away
- * Forcing an entry of a home, business, or vehicle
- * Exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms that poses a threat to him/herself or others
- * Removing property from a business, home, or vehicle, especially if the business is closed or the residents are away
- * Carrying or wearing bloody clothing
- * Struggling with a resisting person, especially with a child or female
The ability of the Sheriff's Deputy to locate and arrest criminals often depends on the thoroughness and accuracy of the information you provide. The following information checklist should be used for reporting both emergency and non-emergency crimes:
- * Type of crime
- * Location: exact street address and nearest cross street or driving directions
- * Time of occurrence
- * Weapons used
- * Number of persons injured and types of injuries
- * Vehicle information: type, license number, color, year, make, model, unusual characteristics (e.g., dents, bumper stickers), number of persons, direction of travel, etc.
- * Suspect information: race, gender, age, height, weight, hair color, hair length and style, eye color, facial hair, clothing type and color, other characteristics (e.g., tattoos, missing teeth, scars, glasses), direction of flight, etc.