Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water.
The Dyer County Sheriff's Communications Division is a 911 Public Safety Answering Point staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Sheriff’s Communications Center provides the highest quality, professionally competent public safety services to Dyer County residents.
Mike Boals, Chief Deputy
Mike Winchester, Director of Communications
In 2011, Dyer County Sheriff Dispatchers processed over 11,611 calls for service with approximately one-third of those being 9-1-1 calls. In addition to providing communications services to the various divisions in the department, also provides dispatch for Fire & EMS calls in rural Dyer County.