Communications Center

The telecommunicators of the Wake Forest Police Department Communications Center strive to collect and disseminate all requests for service in a prompt, courteous, and efficient manner for all customers. Their actions help save lives, protect property, and assist the public in their time of need.

The Communications Center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is responsible for answering all police related emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The Communications Center is also responsible for assisting police officers who are in the field with any communication needs.

Important Phone Numbers
Non-emergency calls such as requesting information on road conditions, reporting a power outage, obtaining information on school or business closings, or requesting telephone numbers or directions are but a few of the many things that needlessly tie up the Communications Center. As a result, please use the phone numbers below based on your specific needs/requests:

  • To request a telephone number: 411

  • To report a power outage: (919) 554-6724

  • To report a water/sewer problem after hours: (919) 829-1930

  • For general road conditions during and after a storm: 511

  • For school and business closings, tune to area media outlets or visit their websites.


  • For a fire or medical emergency: 911

  • For all police-related non-emergencies, please call (919) 554-6150.

  • For all police-related emergencies, please call (919) 556-9111.

For more information regarding the Communications Center, please contact Communications Center Supervisor Dawn Hartwick at 919-554-6150.