E-911 Mission Statement

The City of Clinton Public Safety Communications Center strives to provide the most effective emergency and non-emergency communications possible. To attain this goal we must establish professional standards and attract, train, and retain the qualified employees nessessary to provide this service.

Department Goals

Provide the most effective emergency communications possible for the citizens of and visitors to the City of Clinton

Provide all public safety field personnel with professional communication services with empasis on safety, accuracy, and cooperation.

Provide good jobs to competent people.

Establish a relevant and effective training program

Maintain professional standards.

Assist other public safety departments and outside agencies whenever possible.

Be innovative.


Amie Davis


David Brooks


Tyler Lindsey


About 911


The City of Clinton - 
has instituted a rapid emergency notification and Weather Warning service called CodeRED®. The system distributes emergency messages and weather alaerts via telephone to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages and severe weather alerts directly to homes and businesses, individuals and answering machines. You can register today to be added to the emergency call list.

Clinton's CodeRED system can be used in case of major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called in a matter of minutes.

Residents, who live inside the Clinton City limits, are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It is important for residents and businesses to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency.

CodeRED Frequently Asked Questions:  CLICK HERE

Registration is confidential, free and easy.


Or just text ClintonTN to 99411

CALL (TOLL FREE) 866-939-091


Great Britain was the first country to establish a universal emergency telephone number. Since 1937 any individual in the United Kingdom has been able to dial 999, receive a prompt response, and have his or her request for assistant quickly and efficiently directed to the proper agency. Belgium has adopted 900 as its uniform emergency number. Denmark has provided 000,and in Sweden the caller dials 80 000. Several of these systems are directed primarily toward the provision of emergency medical services. Other countries which have provided three or two-digit emergency number, either universally or for large population segments, include West Guam, Caracas, Venezuela, which developed its system in 1963 with the help of the United States; and Winnipeg, Canada, where the system has been in service since 1959. Canada is currently developing a national system utilizing 9-1-1 and Japan has implemented 1-1-9 throughout their country.

In January of 1968, the American Telephone System and Telegraph Company announced that within its serving areas the digits 9-1-1 were available for installation on a national scale as the single emergency telephone number. Although numerous public safety officials and individuals at various government organizational levels had long expressed keen interest in the establishment of such a number, the AT&T announcement was primarily prompted by the 1967 recommendation of The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice that "wherever practical a single (police emergency) number should be established within a metropolitan area and preferably over the entire United States".

Further stimulus toward the creation of a nationwide number was provided by the Commission on Civil Disorders and Federal Communications Commission which urged the telephone industry to provide a three-digit emergency telephone number. These various recommendations had in turn received impetus from growing public concern over the increase in crime, accidents, and medical emergencies and from Federal Government awareness that current emergency reporting methods were inadequate and that in a population as large and as mobile as ours, a common emergency number made sense.

In response to these concerns, the Federal Government in March of 1973, through the Office of Telecommunications Policy, Executive Office of the President, issued National Policy Bulletin Number 73-1 endorsing the concept of 9-1-1 and urging its nationwide implementation.
The choice of the specific number, 9-1-1, was based primarily on cost factors, the comparative ease with which telephone company equipment could be modified to accept the number and on other considerations which indicated that the combination of the digits 9-1-1 would be easily remembered and dialed by most persons.

The first 9-1-1 call in the United States came from Haleyville, Alabama. Was made by Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite on February 16, 1968 to Tom Bevill, a U.S. Representative.