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    Riverside Park

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    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

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    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

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    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

911 Communications

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911_dispatchThe City of Yankton Communications Center is the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the residents of the City of Yankton and Yankton County and a small portion of Northeast Nebraska that lies along our border to the south. We serve a population of approximately 22,500 providing a vital link between the citizens of our county and the emergency service responders that we dispatch. We are the “first” First Responders on the scene of every incident. Our nine full-time and one part-time staff are highly trained professionals that complete a minimum of 12 weeks of training with our department including emergency medical, fire and law enforcement dispatch certification prior to attending state certification training in Pierre, SD.

Our communications center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle all emergency and non-emergency calls that originate within the area that we serve. Last year we handled 16,700 calls for service which included 1604 medical emergencies, 133 fire calls, 69 injury accidents, and 163 domestic violence calls. The agencies that we provide dispatch services for include the Yankton Police Department, Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Ambulance, Yankton Fire Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol (Vermillion Squad), Yankton County Emergency Management, Yankton County Search & Rescue, Yankton County Coroner, four county fire departments and five first responder groups, Animal Control, and City of Yankton Utilities.

The City of Yankton Communication staff members are dedicated to serving the residents, visitors and responders within our community with the most accurate and timely dispatch service for all calls requiring law enforcement, medical or fire response.