Public Safety

Public Safety BuildingResponsibilities

  • Operating and maintaining the County's Emergency Communications Center
  • Creating and maintaining street addressing within the County, including installing street signs and address markers

Emergency Communications Center

Located in the Public Safety Building, the Emergency Communications Center is a 24-hour staffed public safety answering point offering enhanced emergency 911 call support for both traditional land lines as well as cellular devices.  Dispatchers answer both emergency and non-emergency calls for a variety of public responder agencies including:

  • Appomattox County Sheriff's Office
  • Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department
  • Appomattox County Rescue Squad
  • Pamplin Volunteer Fire
  • Appomattox County Animal Control

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Also located in the Public Safety Building is the Appomattox County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a dedicated central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management at a strategic level during an emergency.  The EOC also ensures the County's continuity of operations during an emergency incident.