- Records & Communications (LARC)
Responsibilities & Services
The Laramie / Albany County Records and Communications (LARC) Center is the division of the Laramie Police Department that provides emergency 9-1-1 dispatching and consolidated records services for all Albany County residents. The LARC Division primarily serves the Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Laramie Fire Department (both fire and emergency medical services).
LARC dispatches for Rock River Fire Department and Albany County Fire District #1, which includes Big Laramie Valley VFD, Centennial Valley VFD, Little Laramie Valley VFD, Tie Siding VFD, Vedauwoo VFD and the Albany County Central VFD. Additional dispatching services are provided to the Albany County Fire Warden for the Garrett, Laramie Peak, and Sybille fire zones.
LARC assists local Forest Service law enforcement personnel, as well as serves as the initial point of contact for after-hours emergencies for the City of Laramie Water Department.
The LARC Dispatch Unit receives more than 12,000 9-1-1 calls annually and 15,000 non-emergency calls monthly. The 9-1-1 system allows dispatchers to accurately locate wireline callers and receive callback information and location information. Additionally, the LARC Dispatch Center now routes statically located Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls directly through the 9-1-1 system. The call center equipment meets the NENA i3 standard and is compatible with upcoming “Next Generation” 9-1-1 systems.
The LARC Records Unit serves as the completion point for records and reports of the Laramie Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. The Records Unit also completes uniformed crime reporting for Albany County law enforcement and issues local background checks and police reports to consumers and participants in the criminal justice system.