The Department of Public Safety encompasses three program areas. These areas are as follows:
The 9-1-1 Program, of the East Texas Council of Governments, serves the following TEN counties - Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Marion, Panola, Rains, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
The Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Programs serve the following FOURTEEN counties - Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
Regional planning activities are conducted for all three program areas including oversight of our Regional Police Training Program and Regional Juvenile Services Program. Point of contact information is listed below. Feel free to reach out to any of our staff for assistance.
Administration Stephanie Heffner, Director of Public SafetyPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 251
Operations Donetta Murphy, Public Safety Operations ManagerPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 283
Database & Public EducationPattie Clayton-Hanon, Program CoordinatorPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 228
Mapped ALI (Automatic Location Information)Kim Wheeler, Technology CoordinatorPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 245
Criminal Justice, Police Training and Juvenile ServicesBeverly Brooks, Public Safety PlannerPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 282
9-1-1 AddressingNancy Allen, Public Safety SpecialistPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 260
Wilma Sanders, Public Safety Specialist Phone: (903) 984-8641 x 232
9-1-1 Addressing / PSAP MonitoringKari Perez, Public Safety SpecialistPhone: (903) 984-8641 x 211