The Dispatchers at Searcy County Sheriff's Dept are your first point of contact, whether on the phone or in person. The department is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our dispatchers receive all emergency phone calls from the residents of Searcy County that come in from our 911 system as well as Non Emergency Sheriff's Department phone lines. In addition to serving Searcy County Deputies, and Marshall Police Department, the center also works with Game and Fish, State Police, and North Arkansas Regional Medical Center's ambulance service. They also provide a critical communications link to the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. All fire department emergency numbers ring in the Dispatch Center and fire departments are paged out and directed by Sheriffs Department Dispatchers.
All Dispatchers are required to attend and pass a training class in the use of the ACIC and NCIC computer system which allows them access to state and national data base for law enforcement officer's use.
Dispatchers are required to keep detailed logs of all phone calls and radio traffic. The Dispatch Center is the first line of effective communications between the public and various emergency services located in and surrounding Searcy County