The Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications invites you to explore a career as an Emergency Communications Officer. This expanding career field is ideal for a person with good communication and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work under stressful conditions.
Our agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and serves as the 911 call and dispatch center for the Cobb County Police Department, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, City of Marietta Police and Fire, Powder Springs Police Department, and Cobb County Sheriff’s Department.
Cobb County 911 will begin accepting responses for citizens interested in registering for its Logan's List database.
Registering your family members for this database would help responders by letting them know they are non-verbal, how they best communicate, whether they are easily agitated, or whether sirens and flashing lights upset them. This information is essential to make sure those in public safety can best help those with special needs.
Wireless customers in Cobb County can now send a short message service text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. This service will be available to the majority of wireless customers. All major carriers have completed integration with the Cobb County E911 system. Text to 911 was not developed as a replacement or option to calling 911 in an emergency situation, but rather as an enhancement to reaching 911 services in three specific situations:
- The caller is hearing/voice impaired
- A medical emergency renders the person incapable of speech
- When speaking out loud would put the caller in danger, such as a home invasion, an abduction, a domestic violence incident or an active shooter scenario.