History of Somerset County Control

Somerset County Control was founded in 1972, primarily to dispatch municipal police agencies in Somerset County. In January 1977, the Dispatch Center was expanded to dispatch 15 of the county’s 29 fire departments. In January 1980, the Dispatch Center began dispatching many of the county’s emergency ambulance services, and at present is dispatching all 12 ambulance services, 7 of them being advanced life support services. Today 2012, there are 17 police agencies, 28 fire departments, 12 EMS departments, a county hazmat team, a county water rescue team, and a Search and Rescue Dog Team.

The first Dispatch Center was in the office of the old Somerset County Jail, adjacent to the Somerset County Courthouse. In April, 1982, a new jail was constructed on East Fairview Street, in Somerset Borough, which included an office section for a new Communications Center. The Communications Center for Somerset County Control remained at this location until October, 1990. On October 30, 1990, the Communications Center for Somerset County Control was moved to a remodeled facility in the basement of the Somerset County Courthouse.

We Have Moved 6/2002

Our new center is located in the former Klatzkin Building on East Union St. The new facility has three floors with the communications center on the third floor.

CAD was implemented on 8/27/02

County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501