Tryon Communications is the citizen’s gateway to all town services, including Police, Fire, Public Works, and Administrative Staff. Communications is normally staffed seven days a week, from 7am – 7pm. After 7pm, all calls to Tryon will be routed either to an answering service (for Public Works) or the Polk County 911 Center (for Police/Fire). In the case of inclement weather or other incidents, Communications will go to 24-hour status and will be manned around the clock.
Tryon Communications has the ability to operate on nineteen different radio frequencies and has radio contact with local law enforcement, fire departments, the county rescue squad and emergency medical services.
Communications has access to the NC State Bureau of Investigations’ Division of Criminal Information (D.C.I.) network, which allows the dispatchers on duty to obtain information on vehicle registration, drivers license information, wanted & missing persons, stolen vehicles/guns/property, and criminal history information.
The Communications Center uses a computerized call log system by Southern Software. Currently, there are two full-time dispatchers for the department: Blake Arledge and Tara Atkins. Reserve dispatchers, Aslyne Tate and Jeremy Gregg fill in as needed.
We offer a unique service to the businesses located here. Our emergency contact notification system provides information on all shops and stores in town and who to contact in the event of an emergency. We encourage all new businesses to contact us and provide us with this information. It is kept confidential.
The Tryon Communications Center is available to assist our citizens with any concerns or problems.