9-1-1 Central Dispatch Authority

Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties (CCE)


Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies and non-emergencies

CCE is a tri-county 9-1-1 service and is not a department of Emmet County.
CCE has its own web site: www.cce911.com

“The mission of CCE Central Dispatch is to positively enhance the lives of people living in and traveling through our communities by processing and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, while providing primary critical support to our emergency service agencies by compiling, maintaining, and providing accurate information to assist their response to these calls.”

Quick Facts about 9-1-1 in Michigan:

  • There are 147 primary dispatch centers in Michigan.
  • The Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet (CCE) 9-1-1 handled 143,935 calls in 2014 that came into the dispatch center and more than 129,761 incidents.
  • 6,334,188 calls to 9-1-1 were answered in Michigan in 2014 (excludes data not reported from Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, the Wayne County Service Districts of Detroit, and the Conference of Eastern Wayne).
  • Three Counties (Lake, Lapeer, and Oakland) currently accept Text-to-9-1-1 calls; many other counties are working towards accepting Text-to-9-1-1.

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9-1-1 NEWS

Jim Tamlyn thanked for years of service by 9-1-1 Authority leaders

As Jim Tamlyn wraps up his last term on the Emmet County Board of Commissioners after 25 years, many entities which he has served are offering words of thanks and Resolutions of Appreciation. On Dec. 21, 2016, the Charlevoix-Cheboygan-Emmet 9-1-1 Dispatch Authority (CCE) offered its gratitude for Tamlyn’s efforts over the last 24 years to establish the emergency response network and support it through the years.


Jim Tamlyn (right) is thanked by Mike Cain, CCE Board chairman.

“Jim was the man with the vision back in the early 1990s to establish the three-county authority,” said Bob Bradley, CCE Director. “He became the driving force that brought the three counties together and was one of the original signers of the tri-county agreement in 1993.”

Bradley said Tamlyn’s vision has been noted statewide as an example of county-collaboration for the benefit of the public, in this case in the area of public safety and emergency response.  He n

oted how the Michigan 9-1-1 Administrator, Harriet Miller-Brown, recently pointed to the local authority as a “poster child” for community consolidation.  “We were one of the trend-setters for dispatch consolidation, which is a statewide movement now,” Bradley noted.

In a resolution of appreciation to Tamlyn, current CCE Board Chairman Mike Cain noted:

“Whereas James Tamlyn, Chairman of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners, and a member of the Charlevoix-Cheboygan-Emmet Central (CCE) Dispatch Authority Board of Directors since its creation, and

Whereas James Tamlyn was a driving force in the creation of the Authority to form a tri-county 911 center, a feat that had never been accomplished in the State of Michigan prior the formation of CCE, and

Whereas the role James Tamlyn has played has helped mold CCE into a premier 9-1-1 dispatch center serving the public, and the public safety agencies of the region, and

Whereas the CCE Board of directors recognizes the many contributions James Tamlyn has made with his vision and guidance over his tenure serving on the Board, and

Whereas James Tamlyn is retiring from his role as a member of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners to pursue other interests:

Therefore be it resolved that the Charlevoix-Cheboygan-Emmet Central Dispatch Authority Board of Directors wishes to commend and thank James Tamlyn for his many years of service helping to promote public safety throughout the three county region.

Presented at this, his last regular CCE Board of Directors meeting as a member of the governing board, this 21st day December, 2016. “

Tamlyn served as Chairman of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners for many of his 25 years on the Board. A Mackinaw City resident, he has represented District 1.

In addition to thanking Tamlyn, the CCE board also recognized the service of Dennis Howard, Chandler Township Supervisor and Melrose Fire Chief (Charlevoix County) who has served as the Michigan Townships Association representative to CCE since 1998. Howard was recognized for his nearly two decades of service to the region, promoting public safety and emergency response management through his steady, sound and insightful leadership.


Dennis Howard (right) is thanked by Mike Cain.




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