Celebrating 50 Years of 911

Today the 911 industry celebrates a very important day in history. On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite made the first 911 call in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama. Several years later, 911 became the nationally recognized number for accessing emergency services and today hundreds of millions of 911 calls are made across the... Continue Reading →

Preparing Children for Emergencies

In light of the tragedy in Broward County, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that parents in our community woke up this morning all asking the same question; “What can I do to keep my child safe?” Many of our own deputies are also parents, so we understand those extra kisses and slightly longer hugs... Continue Reading →

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