Boulder County Sheriff’s Office manages its own Communications Center staffed by:

  • Twenty-two dispatchers
  • Two support personnel
  • Four shift supervisors
  • Three technicians
  • One Director
  • Support Services Division Chief

We provide 9-1-1 and non-emergency call answering and dispatch a multitude of User Agencies that provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS), law, and fire services for the citizens of:

  • Boulder County
  • Lafayette
  • Louisville
  • Superior
  • Erie
  • Lyons
  • Nederland
  • Ward

This area spans 752 square miles, with the west bordered by the Continental Divide and the east by rolling plains and fields.

Welcome to the Boulder County 911 Communications Center Program

Boulder County 911 Dispatch Center is a vetted facility working closely with Boulder County Comfort Dogs and the Therapy Dogs Boulder County to bring some wonderful dog therapy to dispatchers and staff to provide some stress relief.

This program is only available to approved Boulder County Comfort Dogs who have been specifically approved and trained to handle this type of work.


  1.  Therapy Dog Registration:  All teams must be registered with a therapy dog association.  The accepted registration memberships are:

– Alliance of Therapy Dogs (
– PetPartners(

If you are not presently registered with any association, there are several tester/observers for Alliance of Therapy Dogs inside of our Therapy Dogs Boulder County group who can help get you started on that process.  Use the “contact us” selection from the main menu and let us know you would like to be tested with your dog.

2.  A copy of proof regarding your dog is current on the Rabies Vaccination.  A vet record is acceptable.

3.  A copy of proof showing your dog was fecal tested and the test was negative within the last 12 months.

4.  Admittance to the Boulder County Comfort Dog group is by invitation only, then nominations and approvals required by a 7 member Council.

Are you interested in being a member of our Comfort Dog group with your dog? 

Boulder County Comfort Dogs Form