The Dispatchers at Searcy County Sheriff's Dept are usually your first point of contact, whether on the phone or in person. The Dept. is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day 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 regular 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 Ark 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 Dept. 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
FULL TIME DISPATCH
Hettie Parker has been with SCSO since 2010 and works Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Aaron Drewry has been with SCSO since 2016 and works Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cari Seaton has been with SCSO since 2014 and works Tuesday through Saturday 4:00 pm to Midnight
Blake Kelley has been with SCSO since 2016 and works Wednesday through Sunday 4:00 pm to Midnight
Jim Henry has been with SCSO since 2013 and works Monday through Friday Midnight to 8:00 am
Shawna Willbanks has been with SCSO since 2018 and works Wednesday through Sunday Midnight to 8:00 am
PART TIME DISPATCH
Donald Patterson has been with SCSO since 2013 and works Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ryan Morrison has been with SCSO since 2015 and works Monday and Tuesday 4:00 pm to Midnight
Crockett Ward has been with SCSO since 2017 and works Saturday and Sunday Midnight to 8:00 am