The Knox County Emergency Communications District is an independent political body created under Tennessee State Law and as authorized by referendum by the voters of Knox County, Tennessee. The district is charged with providing emergency 9-1-1 telephone access and emergency dispatching service.

To this end, the district employs 78 persons who are trained in this discipline, and in the necessary managerial and technical support services.

The district operates state of the art communication systems including a modern 9-1-1 center, computer aided dispatch system, and a county-wide radio network serving more than 2000 users.

The district is managed by a full time executive director and staff. Oversight is provided by an eleven member board, the makeup of which is dictated by state law.


The Knox County Emergency Communications District operates one of the larger 9-1-1 centers in the State of Tennessee.
Calls are answered and dispatched from a central facility, by trained personnel who are employed by the District.
Pursuant to state law, oversight is provided by an eleven member board of directors, with daily management and supervision provided by a civilian staff.
Board meetings are open to the public and are normally held in the Multipurpose Room at the 605 Bernard Avenue location.

Members of the Knox County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors:

Brad Anders – Finance Committee, Citizen Representative
County Mayor Glen Jacobs – Finance Committee
 John Fugate – Finance Committee Chair, Citizen Representative
Dr. Russell Frazier – Citizens Representative, Personnel Committee
Sheriff Tom Spangler – Personnel Committee
Ken Knight- Citizen Representative, Finance Committee
Chief Daron Long – EMT Representative, Finance Committee
Chief Eve Thomas –  Finance Committee
Mayor Madeline Rogero –  Chair, Personnel Committee
Chief Stan Sharp – Personnel Committee Chair

2019 Board Meeting Dates

      • January 16th
      • April 17th
      • June 12th
      • October 9th – Finance Committee
      • October 16th
      • All meetings will be held in the multi-purpose room at 605 Bernard Avenue at 8:30 am.