Office of Emergency Communication
The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is a consolidated dispatch center responsible for providing public safety communications services to our county. OEC personnel are often the first point of contact in an emergency. OEC is a 24/7 center that provides dispatch services for 12 Law Enforcement agencies, including Benton County Sheriff’s Office, 20 Fire Departments, and 3 Emergency Medical Services. In 2016, OEC received 37,533 9-1-1 calls and 193,206 administrative calls.
Benton County now has the ability to receive text-to-9-1-1 from all major cell phone carriers. Text to 9-1-1 is a great resource for our citizens in Benton County, Arkansas. Below you will find more information and how text to 9-1-1 in an emergency situation.
Call if you can, text if you can’t.
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