Mission Statement The mission of the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority is to provide all residents and visitors with a timely and accurate communication link to emergency services. We are committed to answering all calls with professionalism, integrity, and compassion, while efficiently dispatching public safety agencies. With a commitment to continued education and excellence, we are determined to make a difference by helping to save lives and protect property at all times.
About CCCDA The Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority (CCCDA) is a public authority formed under the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 to serve the residents, visitors, business owners, and public safety agencies of Calhoun County.
The CCCDA is the sole public safety answering point in Calhoun County, providing direct dispatching for:
City of Albion DPS
Albion Township Fire Department
Athens Township Fire Department
City of Battle Creek Fire Department
Bedford Fire Department
Burlington Township Fire Department
Emmett Township DPS
Fredonia Township Fire Department
Homer Fire Department
Leroy Township Fire Department
Marshall City Fire Department
Marshall Township Fire Department
Marengo Township Fire Department
Newton Township Fire Department
Pennfield Township Fire Department
Sheridan Township Fire Department
City of Springfield Fire Department
Tekonsha Township Fire Department
Vetrans Affairs (VA) Fire Department
Marshall Area Fire Fighters Ambulance Authority
City of Battle Creek
Calhoun County Sheriff Department
City of Marshall Police Department
Albion Department of Public Safety
Emmett Township Department of Public Safety
Kellogg Community College Police Department
Michigan State Police
NHBP Tribal Police
The CCCDA is governed by a Board of Directors, whose membership is comprised of officials appointed from the various municipalities and organizations that the CCCDA services. The nine-member board has the authority to hire an executive director to manage the daily operations of the dispatch center. In addition to the CCCDA Governing Board, a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of local law enforcement representatives has been formed to provide technical assistance to the CCCDA.
Prior to the creation of the CCCDA, three separate dispatch centers located in Albion, Battle Creek, and Marshall provided this service to the community. In 2007, the entities that manage and fund the three centers began working on a plan that would reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The result of this plan was the formation of the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority. The consolidated center officially opened in March 2010 after nearly three years of careful planning.
The CCCDA is partially funded through a monthly telephone surcharge of $0.60 per device. Additionally, all participating municipalities provide additional operating revenue to the CCCDA thru the Call for Service Formula. For additional information on funding, click here.