Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. What information can a dispatcher look up on somebody?
Dear Juneau Resident,
A dispatcher potentially has access to criminal history, driving records, and personal data like what is on a driver's license.
A dispatcher and officer have to have a law enforcement purpose for the inquiry. Depending on what potential or actual crime or infraction is being researched the query could be for criminal history including warrants, driving history, or personal data like what is on a driver's license. Law enforcement can also access any information the general public can query, like tax assessment records or the white pages.