Public Safety Team

The Obion County The Obion County Emergency Communications District        (E-911) provides continuous operations in dispatch services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All employees, including the Executive Director, are qualified to dispatch under T.C.A. § 7-86-205. Obion County 911 provides a comprehensive training program which surpasses minimum standards for training proscribed by the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board.

Our benefits package includes paid vacation; sick time; low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; and 401(k) option. We are currently scheduled to enter the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) program for retirement benefits in 2018.


Will Carnes

Mr. Carnes is a full-time dispatcher.

Carol Easley

Ms. Easley is a full-time dispatcher.

Jami Evans

Ms. Evans is a full-time dispatcher.

Executive Director Sherri Hanna, ENP, CMCP, CTO

Mrs. Hanna was hired as a part-time dispatcher in 1996. She accepted a full-time dispatch position in 2002 and assisted in the training of new dispatchers. On May 1, 2005, she became Executive Director of the agency. Her administrative duties include GIS mapping and addressing.


A member of NENA and APCO, Mrs. Hanna has achieved the Emergency Number Professional certification (ENP) from NENA and has completed the NENA Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP), along with having a CTO certification.


She is currently serving as President of the Tennessee Emergency Number Association Board of Directors. She is also serving a three-year term on the Tennessee Emergency Communication Board’s (TECB) Training Advisory Board.

Tamika McKinnie

Mrs. McKinnie is a part-time dispatcher

Jo Purdy, CTO/GIS Assistant

Mrs. Purdy is a certified Communications Training Officer (CTO). Some of the tasks of the GIS Assistant function include data collection, accuracy verification, input and reporting. Mrs. Purdy also still functions in the role of dispatcher as needed.

Garry Roberts

Mr. Roberts is a full-time dispatcher.

Alison Watson

Ms. Watson is a full-time dispatcher.

All hourly positions for our agency are hired through Job World, Inc. If you are interested in becoming a public safety dispatcher, please apply in person at Job World, 120 Barham Rd., Union City, TN.


In order to be considered for employment as a public safety dispatcher, you must meet the requirements of T.C.A. § 7-86-205.


Due to complexity of training requirements, we do not offer seasonal employment. Our current openings are for full-time employment only, and applicants must be able to work ANY shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays.*


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.


*Continuous operations schedule.

Our operations do not shut down for any reason, including, but not limited to, weekends, holidays, inclement weather, etc.

Explosion 1: Award-Winning
Text Box: Congratulations
to the Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) team for being awarded the 2018 Public Safety Telecommunications Center of the Year award at the Tennessee Emergency Communications Conference in Jackson, TN, on April 2!