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Communications Section

       The Communications Section of the Dearborn Heights Police Department is staffed by 13 highly-trained civilian dispatchers.  Dispatcher responsibilities include dispatching police units to calls for service, dispatching Dearborn Heights Fire Department units to fire and rescue calls, and answering all emergency and non-emergency phone calls coming into the police department.  Dispatchers also have responsibilty for operating the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) which is a statewide computer system that provides information about a person's driver's license status, criminal history, and shows outstanding arrest warrants.  The LEIN also reveals if a person is a "missing person" or if a vehicle, license plate or other piece of property is stolen.