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Cortez/Montezuma County Communications Center
Mission Statement
The Cortez/Montezuma County Communications Center strives to enhance the partnership between businesses, citizens, and public safety user agencies by providing responsive and professional services.

The Center

The Cortez/Montezuma County Communications Center oversees communications related to public safety and emergency services in Montezuma County through services provided for twelve user agencies.

The center is equipped with the latest technology in order to maintain the User Agencies’ commitment to quality service. The main components include Enhanced 911 using the Cassidian Vesta system with Orion Vela, Motorola Centracom Elite radio system, EForce CAD system, and Nice Inform recorder.

The new Cassidian Vesta 911 phone system was purchased in 2013 using funds collected through the 911 surcharge.  The system is NextGEN capable.

Dispatchers are certified through the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International (APCO ) as Basic Telecommunicator I and Emergency Medical Dispatchers.

User Agencies
We serve the following agencies:

More Information
Tamira Osborne

Emergency Notification:

The Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office provide emergency and public notification through  This service provides emergency alerting through text messages to registered cell phones.  Please visit the site of to register for this important service.


Contact Us
Lori Johnson
Communication Supervisor

608 N. Park
Cortez, CO  81321

Ph:  970-565-8454
Ph:  970-564-4099
Fx:  970-565-3991