You are here: Home / Agencies and Offices / Perry County 9-1-1

Perry County 9-1-1

About Perry County 9-1-1



Perry County 9-1-1

Sherry Emmert, Coordinator/Director

121 West Brown Street, Suite C
New Lexington, OH  43764

(740) 721-0111 - Sherry Emmert
(740) 342-5517 - Phone for NON-Emergencies
(740) 342-xxxx - Fax

Office hours: by appointment

Email: Sherry Emmert

9-1-1 ... Where is your emergency?



9-1-1 ... Where is your emergency?


Click on the flag below to view/download full size.



The Perry County 9-1-1 staff includes full-time, part-time, and contingent (on-call) ESTs (Emergency Service Telecommunicators). The office is staffed 24/7/365/Level 3 Snow Emergency/No Electric/Flooding/Always.


The Perry County 9-1-1 office is not here just for you to call when you have an emergency. The office maintains a Twitter feed where various local Weather advisories, snow emergency levels, road conditions, and other timely information are posted.

In addition to the Twitter feed, the 9-1-1 office also maintains a Facebook page. Again, weather advisories, snow emergencies, road conditions, and more are posted.


What is your emergency?


Please call 9-1-1 if:

You witness a car accident

A friend/relative/neighbor

  • is having chest pains
  • is having difficulty breathing
  • is unconscious
  • in general, any medical emergency


You witness violence happening or is about to happen, domestic or otherwise

You see a fire

You observe suspicious activities

Anything else that seems like an emergency


Please, do NOT call 9-1-1:

For information:

  • are the schools closed?
  • is there a snow emergency?
  • is there severe weather coming?

Call 2-1-1 for information.

When the power goes out, unless you have electric powered medical equipment

When your pet disappears

When your water pipes burst

When you lock your keys in your vehicle, unless a child or pet is in the vehicle and there are extreme weather conditions.


Never Prank Call 9-1-1

It's a prank call when someone calls 9-1-1 for a joke, or calls 9-1-1 and hangs up. If 9-1-1 lines or ESTs are busy with prank calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help they need. In Perry County it is against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls.


Accidental Calls to 9-1-1

Unfortunately 9-1-1 call centers receive thousands of accidental dials to 9-1-1. Accidental calls, also called "pocket dials," cause a delay in service to 9-1-1 calls for real emergencies. It is a huge problem, and causes an unnecessary burden on the 9-1-1 call centers. Often times, callers don't even realize they have called 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 ESTs  hear music, people talking, and kids playing, etc. They can't always tell if the call is for an emergency or not, so all hang up calls to 9-1-1 have to be called back.


Reminders about How to Avoid Accidental "Pocket" Dials to 9-1-1

  • Be sure to Lock it before you pocket - Lock your cell phone so that it does not call 9-1-1 by accident.
  • Be sure to stay on the line - Do not hang up if you accidentally call 9-1-1. Tell the 9-1-1 EST that there is not an emergency to avoid being called back by a 9-1-1 EST.


In case of a power outage:

DO call either



South Central Power -

If you don’t know who your electric company is, before a power outage go to - and enter your address.

Upcoming Events
PCEMA Distracted Driving Event | Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Apr 23, 2024 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM — New Lexington High School - 2547 Panther Dr, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive New Lexington High School | Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM — New Lexington High School - 2547 Panther Dr, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry Soil and Water Conservation District Fish Sale | Thursday, April 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — NRCS Office - 109 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
17th Annual Suicide Awareness Banquet | Thursday, April 25, 2024 Apr 25, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Coburn United Methodist Church - 3618 N Maple Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Earth Day Celebration | Friday, April 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM — Perry County District Library Main Branch - 117 S Jackson St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Upcoming events…