Sheriff & 911


911 Communications Center

For non-emergencies call: (919) 690-0444 


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Report a 911 address change here.

The profession of dispatching is challenging, exciting and can be rewarding. However, it can also be stressful, frustrating and emotional. These seemingly contradictory aspects are what make dispatching one of the toughest jobs for people to master. But for those who do, it’s a particularly good way to earn a living and to serve your community. Here are a few facts to help you better understand how the Granville County 911 Center operates:

  • The 911 Center is under the direction of Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins, Jr.
  • The 911 Centers operates with 4-person shifts, working 12 hours, and rotating days and nights
  • Each communicator is certified through the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission as a Telecommunicator Officer
  • Telecommunicators are certified as Division of Criminal Information (DCI) terminal operators through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)
  • Telecommunicators are certified and trained with Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) which enables them to give pre-arrival first aid instructions over the telephone

Granville County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications is the sole Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) serving Granville County. The 911 Center provides service for the following agencies:

*Granville County Sheriff’s Office

*Oxford Police Department

*Butner Public Safety

*Creedmoor Police Department

*Stem Police Department

*Stovall Police Department

*Granville County EMS

*12 Volunteer Fire Departments

*2 Paid/Volunteer Fire Departments

*Granville County Emergency Management/Fire Marshall

*Granville County Ranger’s for the North Carolina Forest Service

*Granville County Search and Recovery

*Granville County Crime Stoppers

*South Granville Water and Sewer Association (Emergency Contact Only)

At the Granville County 911 Center, phone calls often come in that are better served at another department. Click here for a list of frequently requested numbers.




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