‘It’s A Critical Position’: Henderson Co. Officials Discuss National 911 Dispatcher Shortage

Officials with the Henderson County Sheriff’s office said without dispatchers, it’s like a car running without an engine.

According to NENA, the 911 association, more than 240 million calls are made to 911 each year and there are more than 8,000 dispatch centers across the country.

“It’s a critical position. Anytime you see a fire truck, an ambulance, a police car, all of that starts in the 911 center,” Director of Communications with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Lisha Stanley.

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