Central Dispatch Advisory Board


Benzie County Central Dispatch is a Public Safety Answering Point for wire line, wireless, and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) emergency and non-emergency telephone calls requesting public safety services.  The Central Dispatch Advisory Board was created to make recommendations to the Director and the Board of Commissioners as it relates to:

  1. The operation of Benzie County Central Dispatch
  2. Complying with Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) requirements and policies
  3. Recommend policies and procedures
  4. Recommend a Director
  5. Meet the requirements under the Emergency Telephone Enabling Act, PA 32 and the County E911 Service Plan.
Participating members include:

  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Michigan State Police
  • Frankfort Police Department
  • Benzie County EMS
  • Benzie Fire Services
  • Benzie County Board of Commissioners
  • National Park Service — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Contact Person
Name:  Cory Ellis— Director
Phone: (231) 822-4018
Email: cellis@benzieco.net

Meetings: 2024 Schedule of Meetings
Dates & Time: The second Thursday of odd numbered months at 2 pm
Location: Benzie County Board of Commissioners Room - unless posted otherwise due to scheduling conflicts
Minutes: Available upon request from the Director

Advisory Committee Bylaws

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