Spalding County is located in the west-central part of Georgia and encompasses 201 square miles. Bordered by Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Butts, Lamar, Pike, and Meriwether counties, Spalding County lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 55 miles northwest of Macon.

Spalding County is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).



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Griffin-Spalding County E-911 was started in 1988 under the direction of the Griffin-Spalding County Board.

The first home for the 911 Center was in the City of Griffin Fire Station # 2. Changes and enhancements with the 911 system, necessitated a larger home. A joint effort was made between the Spalding Regional Hospital and Spalding County Commissioners to build a two story building. Spalding Regional EMS and Griffin-Spalding County E911 had a new home, each on a separate floor.

The Griffin-Spalding County Communications Department has 21 telecommunicators serving the Citizens seven days a week, twenty four hours a day.

In 1997, the Communications Department started using Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), replacing the former use of cards and paper to log information necessary to keep track of the responding units.

Current additions to the system include enhancements to the phone equipment, CAD and adding mapping. This will enable us to become Phase II complicate receiving location with the phone number for wireless callers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “911” ?

911 is the number AT&T made available to be used nationally as a standard emergency assistance number.

Is 911 available to me?

Whether it be a home, business or mobile phone, when a citizen is in the City of Griffin, Sunny Side, Orchard Hill and Spalding County they have access to 911.

Who does Griffin-Spalding County E911 dispatch?

The E911 Communications Center dispatches to the Griffin Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff Department, Griffin Fire Department, Spalding County Fire Department and the Spalding Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

When should I call 911?

Call 911 when you have an emergency and need the Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services.

Ways to help:

bullet Do not call 911 for information.
bullet Be sure your house numbers can be seen from the street-(remember the emergency services responding to you wants to be sure they go to the correct location.)
bullet If you dial 911 don’t hang up. Wait until your call is answered and explain that you have misdialed. If you hang up, the call taker will try to call you back. If you do not answer your phone, the Police/Deputy will be sent to your location.
bullet If you call from a cell or wireless phone, your location will not be displayed at the 911 Center. You will have to give the call taker your exact location before help can be sent to you.
bullet Keep your telephone company informed of any changes in your name or address.

What if I do not have an emergency and but I still need a police officer to come to my home or business?

Call the NON-emergency number for the Communications Center. The number is 770-229-9911.

Frequently Requested NON-Emergency Numbers

Griffin-Spalding County Communications   770-229-9911
Director’s Office   770-467-4313
Training/CAD Coordinator   770-467-4314
Administrative Assistant   770-467-4250
Griffin Fire Department   770-229-6415
Griffin Police Department   770-229-6450
Spalding County Fire Department   770-229-2129
Spalding County Sheriff’s Office   770-467-4282

Trivia: 911 History

Where and who dialed the first 911 call in the United States?

The first 911 call in the United States came from Haleyville, Alabama and was made by Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite on February 16, 1968 to Tom Bevill, a United States Representative.

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Mailing Address:
Spalding County Government
P.O. Box 1087, Griffin, Georgia 30224

Physical Address:
Spalding County Government Annex
119 East Solomon Street, Griffin, Georgia 30223

Phone: (770) 467-4200
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