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* E-911/Communications - Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies - Dial 911 or 479-1111

Non-Emergency - Call (843) 479-5642  (8:30 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m.)


The E-911/Communications Center is staffed twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.  It is located is a secure area non-accessible to the public.  The Publc is requested to call the office prior to any type of visitation or meeting with the E-911 Director to make arrangements.  CodeRed is a service offered to the citizens of Marlboro County to notify of emergency situations.  Please click on the CodeRed  to find out more details and to sign up for this service.

Pictured are Shane Sligh and Sharonika Henegan responding to telephone calls and radio requests on a typical day in the E-911 Communications Center.

Roy Allison - Director

Roy Allison has been the Marlboro County Director of the E-911/Communications Center and Emergency Preparedness Office since May 1, 2004.  He is also currently the Vice-Chair for the Pee Dee Regional EMS.  He is married to Jean McLaughlin Allison. 

Roy was previously employed with Chesterfield County Emergency Medical Services as Director, Northeastern Technical College "Get Ready Program", and S.C. Employment Security Commission as Resource Coordinator/Job Placement. 

Roy has the following certifications:  Managing 911 Center Certification, National Registered Emergency Medical Technician, S.C. Emergency Medical Technician, and NFPA Certified Firefighter II.

Roy has been a member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad since 1975 and the Cheraw Fire Department since 1976, both while still in high school.  He is the past president for the Pee Dee Firefighter Association and the Chesterfield County Firefighters Association.

Marlboro County is proud to have someone with Roy's expertise and experience in charge of our 911 Center.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 419   Bennettsville, SC 29512 or