Pen Com, or Peninsula Communications, is the communications division for the Port Angeles Police Department.
Pen Com is the centralized answering pointfor all 911 calls in Clallam County and the Jefferson County portion of Olympic National Park.
The center provides quality emergency dispatch services to the Port Angeles Police and Fire Departments, Clallam County Sheriff's Department, Sequim Police Department, Lower Elwha Tribal Police, La Push Tribal Police, Olympic National Park Rangers, and four rural fire protection districts.
Steve Romberg is the Communications Manager for Pen Com. Romberg was born in Port Townsend and graduated from high school in Lynnwood. He moved to Port Angeles to study law enforcement at Peninsula College.
Always wanting to be a police officer, Romberg started his career as a Clallam County Reserve Deputy Sheriff in 1979 and in 1980 served as a corrections officer in the Clallam County Jail. In 1981 he transferred to dispatch and then served as a sheriff deputy until 1983.
His family moved to the Palm Springs area where he served as a security officer until 1986. Realizing that dispatch was his true passion and wanting to move closer to home, Romberg first worked as a dispatcher for Snohomish County for two years before coming back to Port Angeles.
Steve Romberg has been a dispatcher with the City of Port Angeles since 1988. He was promoted to Supervisor in 1998.