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Welcome to Pope County 9-1-1 and The Office of Emergency Management

Pope County 9-1-1 provides a vital link between the citizens of our community and the emergency service response agencies. Our agency strives to maintain the highest level of training, professionalism, and accuracy while efficiently coordinating response for police, medical and fire departments in Pope County.

Each individual member of our staff has an equal and essential role in our goal to continually meet or exceed the expectations of the public we serve.

The Office of Emergency Management oversees both man-made and natural emergency incidents.  OEM coordinates with other responding agencies during such incidents as tornados and flooding.  OEM is responsible for rescues on all waterways and provides search and rescue for lost persons in Pope County.  The search and rescue team is trained in swift water rescue, boater safety, and ground search. OEM also monitors severe weather and alerts the public through a siren warning system in the event of a tornado.  This highly trained, dedicated team of volunteers stand ready to assist the citizens of Pope County in their time of need.

The Office of Emergency Management also prepares and plans for emergency situations so that they can provide the highest level of service in the shortest amount of time possible.

If you  have questions or comments, please call us at 479-968-1800 or visit us at 4 Emergency Lane in the Pope County Complex.

 

Jim Campbell

9-1-1 / OEM Director
 

#4 Emergency Lane, Russellville, AR  72802    Business Office: (479) 968-1800   Fax: (479) 967-2231


For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1    Non-Emergency dispatch number (479) 968-0911 

 

 

Jim Campbell Jim Campbell - Director

Jim Campbell is a lifelong resident of Pope County and began his emergency communications career at the Dardanelle Police Dept. in 1985.  Jim worked at the Russellville Police Dept. and the Pope County Sheriff's Dept. prior to becoming a shift supervisor at Pope County 9-1-1 in 1994.  Jim was promoted to Assistant 9-1-1 Director in January of 2005.  In July of 2015, he was appointed by Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson to the position of 9-1-1 and OEM Director.  As OEM Director, he serves as the Emergency Operations Center Manager and acts as the liaison between Pope County and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. 
 
Justin DrittlerJustin Drittler - Assistant OEM Director

Our Assistant Director Justin Drittler has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Administration and Management from Arkansas Tech University. Justin was the President of the International Emergency Management Student Association at Arkansas Tech University in 2003. He began his career with the Pope County Office of Emergency Services Search and Rescue Team as a volunteer in 1997, and then came to our staff as Assistant Director of the Office of Emergency Management in March of 2005. Justin is responsible for the day to day operations of the Search and Rescue teams and the Emergency Operations Center. As an integral part of the EOC staff, he acts as the County Radiological Officer.  Justin is a Licensed Emergency Medical Technician, and also received certification through the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) for Managing the Lost Persons Operations and Search and Rescue Tech II.
 
 Denise Robinson - Assistant 9-1-1 Director

Denise Robinson began her career at Pope County 9-1-1/OEM in 2004 as a dispatcher. In March of 2008, she moved to the position of Office Manager, managing the daily operations of the business office. In July of 2015 she was appointed by Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson to the position of Assistant Director of 9-1-1. As Assistant Director she serves as a back-up for the Director and oversees the day to day operation of the communications center radio room to ensure operation according to established procedures and guidelines. 
 

 Lori Halsted - Address Manager

Lori Halsted is the Address Manager. She began her career in 1990 dispatching for the Dardanelle Police Department. Lori worked at the Russellville Police Department and the Pope County Sheriff's Office prior to coming to work for Pope County 9-1-1 in 1994. She became the Address Manager in 2005, working as a liaison between utility companies, lending institutions, and the postal service providing accurate addressing for the citizens of Pope County. 

 

Michael Durham - Office Manager

Michael Durham joined Pope County 9-1-1 in November of 2013 as a Telecommunicator / Dispatcher.  In December of 2016 he moved to the position of Office Manager.  Michael maintains the business office services by organizing office operations, providing prompt customer service, and preparing payroll. He is also responsible for accounts payable, supply management and inventory control.

 

Samuel Evans - IT Director


Samuel Evans joined us in January of 2015 as our IT Manager, and is currently studying Information Technology at Arkansas Tech University.  He joined the Army Reserves in 2011 as an Information Technology Specialist and in 2013 deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he served for a year.  Sam maintains all of our computers and their operating systems and assists other Pope County agencies as needed.  He also maintains our mapping programs used in conjunction with the Computer Aided Dispatch System.

 
 

 

The Pope County 9-1-1 Advisory Board meets once every quarter in the conference room at Pope County 9-1-1.  The board and guests are updated on the past quarters business along with pertinent information regarding equipment and/or software upgrades, and any information pertaining to the next business quarter.  Advisory Board members are appointed by the County Judge and are eligible to serve two 3 year terms.

 

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Pope County does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability. 

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