Wythe County Consolidated Emergency Dispatch Center
A joint initiative of the Town of Rural Retreat, Town of Wytheville and Wythe County, the Wythe County Consolidated Emergency Dispatch Center went into service on June 10, 2013.
With fifteen employees, the dispatch center manages all emergency 911 calls made in Wythe County.
In addition to the center being certified by the Virginia Criminal Information Network, all E-911 center dispatchers are individually certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Funding for the construction and outfitting of the center was made possible thanks in large part to grant funds provided by the Wythe – Bland Foundation, Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund.