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:

Glenn Jacobs, Chair, County Mayor
Indya Kincannon, Vice-Chair, City Mayor
John Fugate, Finance Chair, Citizen’s Representative
Stan Sharp, Personnel Chair, Fire Chief
Tom Spangler, Personnel Committee, Knox Co. Sheriff
Eve Thomas, Finance Committee, Police Chief
Daron Long, Finance Committee, Citizen’s Representative
Justin Biggs, Personnel Committee, Citizen’s Representative
Ken Knight, Finance Committee, Citizen’s Representative
Russell Frazier, Personnel Committee, Citizen’s Representative
Nikitia Thompson, Finance Committee, Citizen’s Representative
Brad Anders, Executive Director
Kim White, Office/Finance Manager
Stephanie Pinkston, Executive Secretary

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.