Metropolitan Dispatch Authority (MCMDA)

In operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Dialing 9-1-1:  What To Say

  1. Know your location and address.
  2. Explain the emergency.
  3. Give your name and phone number.
  4. Answer questions calmly.
  5. Follow Instructions.
  6. Don't hang up until told to do so.
Most importantly, remember 9-1-1 is not for information -call only for emergencies.

About Us

We are committed to the assured quality of service provided to our community by performing our duties with equality and honor.  It is through our training and belief in our purpose that we may work as confident partners with Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical responders.


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Ready for a rewarding and exciting career?

McKinley County is seeking qualified applicants for the 

position of 911 Dispatcher within the McKinley County Metro Dispatch Authority (MCMDA) aka Metro.

Metro serves as the main 911 communications center for multiple public safety agencies throughout McKinley County. 

McKinley County offers challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference.  We offer a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits.


Starting Pay: 

Non-Certified: $16.92/hr

Certified $18.61/hr

Benefits Include:

  • Retirement (P.E.R.A.)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Longevity Pay 

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CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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