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* E-911/Communications - Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies - Dial 911 or 479-1111

Non-Emergency - Call (843) 479-5600 ext. 26  (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.


Steve Akers - Director

Steve Akers became the Director of E911 and Emergency Management for the county in July 2016. He comes to the position after 20 years in Law Enforcement; most recently as a Lieutenant at the Sheriff’s Office. In that capacity he served as grant writer, training officer, patrol shift supervisor and various other duties. Prior to that, he served in the Navy for 12 years as a Cryptologic Technician.  Steve is from Clio. 


Contact Information

P.O. Box 419   Bennettsville, SC 29512 or