911 Mission

Mission Statement It is the mission of the Wheeling-Ohio County 9-1-1 Communications Center to assist in the safety and quality of life of the citizens residing and traveling throughout Ohio County by providing effective and efficient telecommunication response to calls from citizens and dispatching the appropriate public safety responders. Although the Wheeling Ohio County 9-1-1 Communications Center is operated under the direction of the City of Wheeling, under WV State Code, Ordinance’s establishing the center and its fee structure was first signed on December 3, 1986 by the Ohio County Commission and remains in effect today and updated as necessary. Funding The Wheeling Ohio County 9-1-1 Communications Center is subsidized by a local 9-1-1 Wireline and VoIP surcharge of $1.97 each line up to the first eight and then $1.97 every eighth line thereafter; a State Wireless surcharge of $3.00 per cellular phone; and the City of Wheeling’s General Fund.