Welcome to Pettis County 9-1-1
April 9 – 15, 2017 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The “Unseen Heroes.” Without them who would send Police, Fire and EMS?
This year’s Pettis County Sheriff’s Dispatcher of the Year Award goes to Lucas Robinson. Lucas earned this award by using the resources available to him to assist the deputies in solving a crime which they had very little information to go on. Lucas, however, took the time to match that tidbit of info to information available through several databases and WAAAAHHHHLLLLLAAAA…..his magic gave the deputies vital information to solve the crime.
To all the “HEROES IN HEADSETS”, current or retired, Happy Telecommunicators Week…..backing the blue (Police), brown (Deputy Sheriff’s), red (Firefighters), white (Emergency Medical Services) by radio and protecting and saving the public 10 calls at a time! You are all AWESOME!
In celebration of this week, the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office awards the prestigious “Dispatcher of the Year” Award.
The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Pettis County Missouri. We provide emergency dispatch services for all of Pettis County, Missouri, outside the city limits of Sedalia. We dispatch for the following law enforcement and fire department agencies:
- Pettis County Sheriff’s Office
- Greenridge Police Department
- LaMonte Police Department
- Missouri State Highway Patrol – Local Pettis County Troopers
- Smithton Police Department
- Pettis County Fire Department
- Greenridge Fire Department
- Houstonia Fire Department
- Hughesville Fire Department
- Lake Creek Fire Department
- LaMonte Fire Department
- Smithton Fire Department
We receive approximately 1000 calls for assistance per month. Our goal is to provide prompt, professional dispatch service for ALL calls we receive making Pettis County a safer community in which to live, work and visit.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about YOUR county’s 9-1-1 center and its people. I hope you learn more about us during this and future visits to our website. Feel free to contact our office if you have questions or suggestions.
Dispatcher of the Year Award
Heather Hawkins-Hoehne is recognized by Sheriff Kevin Bond for her professional handling of the Black homicide on May 5, 2014. Public Safety Dispatchers are the “Unseen Heroes”. We are the first responders in saving lives every day on every call.
What constitutes eligibility for the prestigious “Dispatcher of the Year” Award?
1) Exhibit a positive attitude towards all aspects of the job,
2) Maintain good relationships with co-workers and representatives of other departments and agencies,
3) Have the ability to function as a team member,
4) Demonstrate professionalism and willingness to improve personal knowledge of the profession and share with others,
5) Demonstrated an extraordinary professional performance during an extremely critical incident.
6) Be willing to adapt to change, and
7) Display exceptional courage, foresight, faithfulness and perseverance in the highest tradition of public safety service.
~ Sgt. Peggi Sargent, Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Communications
When Seconds Count, Count on Us!
Sheriff Kevin Bond, Pettis County Sheriff
Sgt. Peggi Sargent, Pettis County 9-1-1 Supervisor