About YCOM

Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM) is an intergovernmental entity established in 1988 under ORS 190.   We provide 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency call handling, as well as, dispatch services for sixteen law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) public safety member organizations.

Located in McMinnville, Oregon, YCOM is the larger of two Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) within Yamhill County.   Our geographical dispatch boundary covers over 735 square miles – spanning across Yamhill County and extending south into those portions of Polk County served by Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, Grand Ronde Tribal, and West Valley Fire Districts.

YCOM provides support and notification to Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Forestry (Forest Grove and West Oregon Protection Districts) – Grand Ronde Tribal Public Safety – Yamhill County Community Justice, District Attorney’s Office, Health and Human Services, Road Department  – area Municipal Public Works Departments, local Water Districts, Lifeflight Network, and a variety of Utility Companies operating within our service area.

YCOM processed 125,859 telephone calls in 2022.  Of those, 28,371 were emergency 9-1-1 calls.  We continued to exceed the industry standard of answering 90% of all 9-1-1 calls within 10 seconds, and 95% within 15 seconds.   In 2022 – YCOM answered 96.91% of all 9-1-1 Calls within 10 seconds; and 98.63% within 15 seconds.

The organization is governed by a five-member Executive Board comprised of the Yamhill County Sheriff, who serves as Chair; a Yamhill County Commissioner; a representative from the City of McMinnville; a representative selected by other city members and a representative selected by member fire districts.

YCOM Executive Board:

Sam Elliott Sheriff, YCOM Board Chair
Lindsay Berschauer Yamhill County Commissioner
Adam Garvin McMinnville City Councilor
David VanDeWalle Fire District Representative
Rochelle Roaden Small City Representative

YCOM Dispatch Jurisdiction

A public meeting of the Yamhill Communications Agency will be held on June 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Room 32 of the Yamhill County Courthouse (535 NE 5th St, McMinnville).  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 as approved by the YCOM Budget Committee. A summary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office (535 NE Fifth St., McMinnville), between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. This budget is for an annual budget period.  This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is  the same as used the preceding year.

YCOM LB-1 Notice FY25.PDF