By Sergeant Andy Arnold- The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office recently installed an emergency telephone at their Southside Precinct. The phone is located in front of the main entrance to the Southside Precinct. The telephone has the capability of connecting citizens to the Rockdale County E-911 center in case of an emergency or to the RCSO for non-emergency questions. The emergency phone is equipped with two buttons, a red button for emergency and a black button for information. Once the emergency call button is pushed, it automatically connects the person to the E-911 center via telephone. The emergency phone is also equipped with a blue light that flashes when an emergency call is placed to not only notify law enforcement, but also to alert citizens in the area that an emergency may exist. .
“Safety and customer service to the citizens of Rockdale County are a top priority,” said Sheriff Eric J. Levett. “Unfortunately the Southside Precinct cannot be manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The emergency phone allows people to call for help during an emergency or call the Sheriff’s Office to get information.“