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acso tower2 apr 2013The communications officers are the “hub” of the Sheriff’s Office. All communications go through this office. They receive and dispatch for the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, the other outlying police agencies, animal control services, and game wardens that operate within the limits of Accomack County. There are times when they must coordinate all of these agencies at any given time. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office maintains a communications watch twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. They deal with both non-emergency and emergency calls. They are responsible for prioritizing calls from most serious to lesser degrees of severity, they must maintain logs of all communications and calls that come into the office, they monitor security for homes, banks, businesses and county office buildings, they organize the house check program, and also must monitor exterior security for the Accomack County Jail.