A Message From the Director…
Welcome to the website of the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District/911. Acting through its Board of Directors, staff, and the E911 Public Safety Answering Points supported by the District, our mission is to provide the most reliable and efficient Enhanced 911 system possible to the public.
Since its creation by public referendum in 1986, the District has witnessed numerous changes in telecommunications technology and reacted to the effects of these changes on the delivery of E911 emergency services to the citizens of Rutherford County. As we enter our twenty-ninth year, it will be no different as we respond to new challenges such as Voice Over Internet Protocol and various E911 technology changes required for meeting the demands of the public’s increasing use of wireless communication devices.
This revamped website is another example of adapting to these changes by assisting you in accessing the most up to date E911 information available that could some day make a difference “when seconds count.” The links we are posting on this website represent leading professional associations as well as governmental agencies associated with E911 at the national and state level.
Please check back often as we will be adding new features and capabilities in our continuing efforts to better inform and educate citizens about Enhanced 911.
Thank you for your interest in E911, and we welcome your comments or suggestions for improving this website.
Board Of Directors
Admin: (615) 890-7550
(NOT a 24/7 dispatch center number)
Fax: (615) 896-2871
591 Fortress Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37128-4129
Chief Glenn Chrisman
Murfreesboro Police Department
Chief Mike Walker
City Of Lavergne
Mike Nunley, Director
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services
Ernest Burgess, Rutherford County Mayor
Sheriff Robert Arnold
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department
Chief Kevin Arnold
Smyrna Police Department
Chief Cumbey Gaines
Murfreesboro Fire Department
Chief Elijah Stuard
Eagleville Police Department
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RCECD Board Of Directors Meeting Dates
Pursuant to T.C.A. 8-44-103, notice is hereby given that the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors will conduct their regularly scheduled meetings at 10:00 A.M. in the District’s Administrative Office located at 591 Fortress Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on the following dates in 2015:
-Friday, April 17, 2015
-Friday, June 19, 2015
-Friday, September 18, 2015
-Friday, December 11, 2015
If you are calling out of the area (out of county, state, etc.) to report an emergency within Rutherford County, please contact the appropriate PSAP in the jurisdiction where the emergency is located and not the Rutherford County ECD administrative number listed at the bottom of this page. The following telephone numbers are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Murfreesboro Police & Fire Communications—(615) 893-1311
Smyrna Police & Fire Communications - (615) 459-6644
Lavergne Police Department — (615) 793-7744
Unincorporated areas of Rutherford County and Eagleville
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department—(615) 898-7770
For medical emergencies, please contact the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center at (615) 896-2520
Thank you for your cooperation.
Rutherford County Emergency Telecommunicators Honored
Since being officially designated by Congress in 1991, public safety agencies across the country have recognized the instrumental role played by telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Telecommunicators are the dedicated professionals who answer 9-1-1 calls, process requests for service, and utilize technical skills to provide communications support to law enforcement, fire and rescue departments, and emergency medical services. The second week of April is dedicated to these “first first responders” who serve as public safety telecommunicators.
The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District (RCECD) held an awards program on Friday, April 17th at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center to honor six telecommunicators who were recognized by their respective public safety agencies for exemplary service. Curtis Sutton, Executive Director of the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) was the guest speaker.
“It has been a long standing tradition that the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors has dedicated time each year to honor the outstanding men and women who answer the public’s calls to 911 seeking help”, said Steve Smith, RCECD Director.
The 2015 recipients of the Telecommunicator Awards are (from L): Trevor Cheney of the MTSU Police Department, Cher Flett of the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, Supervisor Andrea White, accepting the award on behalf Jeremy Adcock of the LaVergne Police Department, Reasa Thibodeaux of the Smyrna Police Department, Lindsay Callahan of the Murfreesboro Police Department and Riley Stone of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.
“The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District continues to ensure that our 911 public safety answering points are provided the most current 911 technologies available. The benefits of such technologies however, would not be fully realized without the dedicated service of those individuals recognized by their departments this week”, said Smith.