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Welcome

The Mobile County Communications District, also known as the 911 Center, answers 911 and non-emergency calls for citizens and guests of Mobile County, consisting of a population of over 412,000 people, spanning an area of 1230 square miles, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
and 365 days a year.

The Mobile County Communications District is equipped with the latest in technology allowing call-takers and dispatchers from several agencies to coordinate and dispatch emergency services in a fast, efficient and
professional way that benefits the citizens of Mobile County.

These agencies are:

bullet Mobile Police Department
bullet Mobile County Sheriff's Office
bullet Mobile Fire & Rescue Department
bullet Mobile County E.M.S.
bullet All outlying municipalities and volunteer fire agencies
  Announcements  
Texting to 911 now available for Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and C Spire customers.


  Board Meeting Announcements  
The next board meeting will be held on Thursday
July 9, 2015 at 8 am.

  Click on Board Meeting Announcements to view
April Board Agenda

Special Board Meeting Notice -
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Recent Events

Mobile County Communications District is celebrating the second full week of April (April 12-18) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.

MCCD Director, Gary Tanner, plans to discuss with the media and other local officials how abandoned calls affect public safety. Another term for an abandoned call is a “hang up”. The most common cause of abandoned calls if from the use of deactivated cell phones. Many children are given “old” cell phones to play games, but they are still able to dial 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 operators then have to take time to talk to and/or call back that number to ensure that there is no emergency, which takes away time to answer  other callers with actual emergencies.