The Chico Police Department says 9-1-1 dispatchers went above and beyond during the Oroville Dam Spillway crisis. For 8 hours on Sunday February 12th, during the mandatory evacuation of thousands of Butte County residents, the dispatch operators took around one thousand calls for assistance. According to a press release from Chico P.D., the average number of calls on a typical Sunday during that same time period is just over 160. That increase was due to Chico Police 9-1-1 dispatchers taking on the Butte County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 calls while the Oroville office was being evacuated. Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said he's proud of the level of commitment they give to the community.