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 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.

Last year, YCOM processed nearly 129,000 telephone calls.  Of those, 28,660 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 2020 – YCOM answered 96.44% of all 9-1-1 Calls within 10 seconds; and 98.52% 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:

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

YCOM Dispatch Jurisdiction

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM), to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. The Budget Committee meeting will take place at Rm 32 of the Yamhill County Courthouse (535 NE 5Th St., McMinnville).  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. Anyone wishing to submit public comment for deliberation of the proposed programs may attend the meeting on June 13th or may submit comments in writing (email at sheriff@co.yamhill.or.us or mail 535 NE 5th St., McMinnville, OR 97128).  Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 12, 2023, to be added to the record.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 29, 2023 at the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office 535 NE Fifth Street, McMinnville, OR 97128, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.