The Webster Parish Communications District Number One was created by Ordinance Number 851 of 1991 by the Webster Parish Police Jury. It was established for the express purpose of providing Enhanced 9-1-1 services to the residents of Webster Parish. It is the intent of the District to provide the best possible level of public safety communications to the citizens of the parish.
Webster 911 answers all calls, emergent or non-emergent, in an efficient and professional manner ensuring the greatest level of service and safety for our citizens and responders while assisting in the preservation of life and property for all persons in Webster Parish.
- 16-201. – Created; boundaries; status.
There is hereby created pursuant to the authority of Title 33 Chapter 31, Sections 9101 through 9106, of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, a communications district entitled “Webster Parish Communications District,” said district to be composed of the whole of the Parish of Webster and to constitute a political and legal subdivision of the State of Louisiana, with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to incur debt and issue bonds.
(Ord. No. 851, § 1, 9-4-90)
- 16-202. – Board of commissioners.
(a) Composition; terms. Pursuant to the aforementioned statutory authority, the governing authority of the Webster Parish Communications District shall consist of a board of commissioners composed of nine (9) members, who shall be qualified electors of the district, three (3) of whom shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years of whom shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, dating from September 4, 1990. Thereafter, all appointments of the members shall be for terms of four (4) years.
Quorum. A majority of the commission membership shall constitute a quorum and all official action of the commission shall require a quorum.
(c) Employment authority. The commission shall have authority to employ such employees, experts and consultants as it may deem necessary to assist the commission in the discharge of its responsibilities to the extent that funds are made available.
(d) Domicile. The domicile of the board of commissioners shall be the Webster Parish Police Jury, Minden, Louisiana.
(Ord. No. 851, § 2, 9-4-90)
- 16-203. – Purpose.
The purpose for the creation of said communications district is the establishment of an enhanced emergency 911 service as authorized pursuant to the applicable provisions of Title 33, Chapter 31, of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. The emergency telephone system shall be designed to have the capability of utilizing at least one (1) of the four (4) methods set forth in the referenced statute in response to emergency calls, and the board of commissioners (the governing authority of the communications district) shall select the method that it determines to be the most feasible for the parish.
(Ord. No. 851, § 3, 9-4-90)
- 16-204. – Funding and management.
Funding and management of the enhanced emergency 911 service shall be provided pursuant to the applicable provisions of said Title 33, Chapter 31, of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, and the board of commissioners of the communications district shall make recommendations to the Webster Parish Police Jury relating to the same, including a recommendation on levying a telephone service charge to secure such funding.
Billy Dorsey, Chairman
Brian Williams, Vice Chairman
Chris McGarity Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Grady Smith
Angie Chapman, Executive Director
Cohen Stockman , Dispatch Supervisor
- 8 full time Telecommunicators
Our 9-1-1 Telecommunicators receive extensive training through the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) as well as mandatory ongoing continuing education throughout their career with our agency. For more information about APCO, click here
Our communications center handles emergency and non-emergency calls from within Webster Parish. In 2019 our center processed 39,262 calls. We dispatch for 13 different fire departments throughout our parish and relay calls to 2 EMS companies, and multiple law enforcement agencies daily.
If you’d like to learn more about the Webster Parish E-911 Communications Center, contact us to schedule a visit.