Communications Division

Holmes County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Timothy W. Zimmerly

8105 Twp. Rd. 574, P.O. Box 5000, Holmesville, Ohio  44633 

PHONE:  (330)674-1936     FAX:  (330)674-8504     EMERGENCY:  9-1-1

Lieutenant Robert Burgett is in charge of the Communications Division, known as the heart of the Sheriff's Office.  The Communications Center is the first responder to any emergency or concern the community may have. 

The Communications Officers:

     - Receive all 911 calls

     - Dispatch all fire and squad services for Holmes County

     - Dispatched deputies and most local police departments to calls of emergency or concern

     - Answer incoming phone calls to the Sheriff's Office.

The Officers of this division answer an average of 325 phone calls per day, which equals 2,275 calls per week and 118,300 calls per year.  In 2001, this division dispatched over 15,900 calls.

March 1994 saw the installation of the 911 Emergency System in Holmes County.  This has decreased potential delays in response time and has better pin-pointed emergencies.  Communication Officers are trained and certified in Medical Priority Dispatching; being able to provide basic medical advise to callers prior to Emergency Medical Service arrival.  This is a vital, often life-saving skill provided by our Communication Officers.