911 Advisory Board

Under P.A. 32, the Board of Commissioners have adopted a 911 Service Plan and have delegated the management and operations of 911 to the County Sheriff.  The 911 Service Plan established a 911  Board and within the Van Buren County plan, the 911 Board is advisory in nature and provides advice to the County Board, the Sheriff, and the 911 Director regarding the operation of Central Dispatch as well as the implementation of the 911 Final Service Plan and other 911 services for Van Buren County.   

The 911 Advisory Board meets quarterly, generally the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Commissioner’s chambers.

Van Buren County 911 Advisory Board Members

Randall Peat (Chair)Van Buren County Board of Commissioners (M)
Dennis Reynolds (Vice-Chair)Emergency Medical Services (M)
Sheriff Dan AbbottVan Buren County Sheriff Office (M)
Chief Derrick BabcockVan Buren County Fire Chiefs Assoc. (M)
Mike ChappellVan Buren County Board of Commissioners (M)
Lt. Rusty ErnestesMichigan State Police (M)
Lt. Bob KirkVan Buren County Emergency Mgt. Coordinator (D)
Ross SteinMichigan Township Association of VBCO (D-A)
Chief Natalie ThompsonVan Buren County Police Chief’s Association (M)
Mike TothGeneral Public (D-A)
OpenVillage / City (D-A)

(M) = Mandatory member
(D) = Discretionary member per Board of Commissioners
(A) = Appointed member by Board of Commissioners

For more information about Van Buren County 911 see the Central Dispatch page

911 Advisory Board Plan and By-Laws