COMMUNICATIONS - Sgt. Clint Smith
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office Communications Division is staffed 24 hours a day. We answer non-emergency law enforcement calls coming into the Sheriff's Office as well as 911 calls for Holmes County. We are equipped to provide radio dispatch to the Sheriff's Office, police department, volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services and emergency management, as well as all other state and local agencies.
Communications is the central hub of the Sheriff’s Office. Personnel assigned to this division are often the first contact with members of the public. They coordinate responses to calls and collect information for deputies in the field as well as maintain a log of all radio traffic, requests for service, enter data in NCIC/FCIC, make inquiries for stolen property, wanted persons, talk with the public via telephone, and perform lookups on the in-house computer system. The center houses numerous communications systems to relay emergency and non-emergency information quickly. Additionally, the center remains the main "warning point" for the National Weather Service and the Department of Homeland Security on matters affecting Holmes County and its citizens.