The Communications Division is staffed with 12 full-time and 1 part-time on-call employees. Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts just as patrol does; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A shift will have 2 dispatchers as minimum staffing at all times; however, with breaks, collateral assignments and paperwork processing, there are times when a dispatcher works solo and is responsible for all dispatching duties.