Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch
The Big Horn County Dispatch Center is open 24/7 and is manned by highly trained professional dispatchers. In an emergency the dispatchers are the life line between the general public and the first responders.
The Big Horn County Dispatch Center dispatches for the following agencies. Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, Big Horn County Search and Rescue, Basin Police Department, Greybull Police Department, Atwood ambulance, Big Horn County Fire Warden, Big Horn County fire districts #2, #3, and #4, Greybull Fire Department, Shell Fire Department, Hyattville First Responders, Otto, Shell, Emblem and Manderson.
Where can I get assistance if I’ve been a witness to or a victim of a crime?
Please call the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office and speak with our staff. We have several resources available for both victims of a crime and witnesses of a crime.
How can I be a good witness?
• If you are a crime victim or if you witness a crime, your observations can lead to a faster resolution of the case.
• When you report a crime, the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office will ask you to describe the suspect(s) you observed. NEVER place your personal safety or the safety of those around you in jeopardy to get a better description of a subject, but if possible, make a mental picture of the suspect(s) by scanning the individual(s) from top to bottom, and outside to inside.
• Note the most obvious information first: race, sex, approximate age, weight and height. Then note hair and eye color, complexion and any distinguishing features such as glasses, scars, facial hair, etc.
• Notice what the person is wearing, starting with the outside layer of clothing. Many times a suspect may remove outerwear to elude law enforcement officers.
• If you're describing a vehicle, remember the acronym CYMBALS:
• C -
• Y -
• M -
• B -
• A -
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• S -
How do I report a break-
• During a break-
• If someone is breaking into your home, you and those in the house should leave immediately. Choose an exit, a window or door, that is safely away from the intruder. Go to a neighbor's home and dial 9-
• If you cannot escape, quickly move everyone into one room that has a phone and lock and barricade the door. Immediately call 9-
• The use of weapons to protect yourself is a dangerous option. In a face-
• How can I report crime tips?
• If you have information about a crime, witnessed a crime, or have overheard someone discussing participation in a crime, don't be afraid to report it. The community support is very important in solving crimes in our County.
911 Tips for callers
IS A PERSON HURT OR IN DANGER? DO YOU NEED THE POLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE? Have you ever wondered whether to call 9-
WHEN CALLING 9-
IF YOU DO CALL 9-
HELP THE 9-
KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE EMERGENCY. The wireless 9-
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO CALL 9-
PRANK CALLS TO 9-
POST YOUR ADDRESS CLEARLY AND PROMINENTLY AT YOUR ENTRANCE AND ON YOUR HOME. Posting your 9-
KNOW THE PHONES YOU OWN. Educate everyone about the phone system in your home as well as your cell phone. Children may need to use the devices in an emergency and will need to know how to operate them.
DO NOT LET CHILDREN PLAY WITH OLD CELL PHONES. Even an old cell phone that still has a battery is capable of dialing 911 even if you don’t have a current contract for your old phone. Trying to track down the calls that come from children playing with a phone is a waste of resources, and could prevent someone with a legitimate emergency from getting through to the 9-