Emergency Communications Center

Picture Staff meeting November 2023

The Farmville Emergency Communications Center is the primary public safety answering point (PSAP) for the Farmville area. The center answers 911 calls for the Town of Farmville and Prince Edward County.

The mission of the Farmville Emergency Communication Center is: "To protect citizens' health and lives, property and legal rights through effective communication." It is the vision of the Farmville Emergency Communication Center's dedicated staff, to apply the most modern communication, recording and mapping technologies to assist law enforcement, fire, and rescue agencies in protecting the citizens of the Farmville area.

In 2021, the Center answered 64,355 calls-17,485 of which were 911 calls and documented 22,771 calls for service. Serving some 29,000 residents, the Center has 18 full-time and 3 part-time employees who dispatch the Farmville, Longwood, and Hampden Sydney police departments, two rescue squads, seven fire departments, as well as the Farmville Public Works. The Center has four full-service dispatch consoles, that are equipped with a a Vesta 911 touch screen telephone, Public Safety Suite CAD by Central Square Technologies, Power Phone Emergency Medical Dispatch Protocols, and a center map that interfaces with both CAD and 911. We currently have a Motorola 5500 police and fire-rescue radio.

The Center is proud to support the education and training of public safety professionals in communications. Several employees are instructors for the Virginia State Police and for the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

Emergency Communications Manager


Crystal BartonManager Crystal Barton
Email Crystal Barton


Communications Supervisors

Mike DriskillMichael DriskillCody HudginsCody HudginsMelanie SmithMelanie Kincheloe
Ethan Whaley
Ethan Whaley



Communications Operators

Winkie BlantonHelene BlantonFPD Logo No BackgroundTammy BlevinsIsaac CampbellIsaac Campbell
Leslie CheathamLeslie CheathamKelly DickersonKelly DickersonChristy FarleyChristy Farley
Takeya HicksTakeya HicksNia LeeNia LeeChris McKayChristopher McKay
Henry NaseHenry NaseTim SeamsterTimothy SeamsterFPD Logo No BackgroundCrystal Tice
Ellen WallaceEllen WallaceKim YatesKim Yates