Thousands of people in the United States call 9-1-1 every day, seeking help and assistance in a manner of urgency in a time of crisis. These calls are routed to the nearest Public Safety Answering Point, also known as a PSAP. When a 9-1-1 call is made in Polk County, North Carolina or from a cell phone that hits a cell tower in Polk County, the call for help is routed to the Polk County E 9-1-1 Communications Center, a department jointly integrated within the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and the Polk County Local Government. Highly trained and professional communications specialists staff this Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist with whatever emergency that you may encounter.
Captain Jeremy W. Gregg - Director
Lieutenant Susan Lawter - Operations Supervisor
Lieutenant Matt Frady - Operations Supervisor
Sergeant Janae Nelon - Shift Supervisor
Sergeant Valerie Eash - Shift Supervisor
Sergeant Syerria Strickland - Shift Supervisor
Sergeant Brittney Brock - Shift Supervisor
Toney Jackson - Emergency Dispatcher
Emery Viehman - Emergency Dispatcher
Dylan Ludwig - Emergency Dispatcher
Greyson Greene - Emergency Dispatcher
Part-time as needed:
Tara Atkins Tracey Cox Roman Scruggs
The Communications Center seeks to provide the most effective emergency communications support possible. The goal is to provide rapid, convenient, and professional access to all branches of public safety for the citizens of this county and its visitors.
As well as serving our Polk County’s many emergency service agencies, we also take calls and contact certain on-call personnel. At night, on weekends and holidays administrative phone lines are answered for some county and city departments that receive calls that cannot wait till the next business day.
Polk County Sheriff
Columbus Police Dept.
Saluda Police Dept.
Tryon Police Dept. **
North Carolina Forest Service
Polk County EMS
Polk County Rescue Squad
**In partnership with Tryon Communications
*Polk County 9-1-1 Communications also provides support and mutual aid services for our neighboring Counties; Henderson and Rutherford County in N.C., and Spartanburg County in S.C.*