Cobb's E911 Director Receives Director of the Year Award
March 4, 2022
Cobb County 911 Director Receives Director of the Year Award
The Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications is proud to announce that our Director, Melissa A. Alterio, was chosen to receive the honor of Director of the Year at this year’s Georgia Emergency Communications Conference, presented by the Georgia chapters of APCO and NENA. This award is presented to “…the individual that performs the duties of the Director in recognition of their accomplishments in encouraging, motivating and supporting their employees” (GECC 2022 Website).
Cobb County Department of Public Safety’s Director, Randy Crider was present at the ceremony, held in Athens, as well as a host of the command staff and floor personnel from Cobb County 911. The department celebrates Director Alterio’s accomplishment; she has brought people-driven leadership to the agency and has set an example not just for local 911 agencies, but transforming the staff into leaders in the industry. Her heart and vision are at the forefront of all she does, and we join our colleagues around the country as we celebrate her.
Cobb County Department of Emergency Communications is a primary Public Safety Answering Point for Cobb County, accepting 911 calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services in unincorporated Cobb County, as well as the cities of Marietta and Powder Springs. It processes 911 calls for fire & emergency medical services for the cities of Kennesaw and Acworth. The department also provides dispatch and radio operations for Cobb County Police, Cobb County Fire, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, Cobb County Animal Services, City of Marietta Police, City of Powder Springs Police, Cobb County Fire, and City of Marietta Fire. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, processing close to 900,000 calls for service each year.