Lieutenant Todd Harrison received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. He began his law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department in 1990. He has served in Patrol, Community Police, Bicycle Patrol, the Honor Guard Team, and on the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force. As a supervisor he has managed the Records Division and other aspects of the Administrative Bureau and served as Crime Analyst, Jail Administrator, and Watch Commander. He was promoted to Lieutenant in November of 2012 and currently serves as Executive Director of Kingsport 911.
Each year, the Communications Specialists in Kingsport Central Dispatch process roughly a quarter of a million telephone calls. Approximately twenty percent (50,000) of these calls are emergency calls to 9-1-1. Although a division of the Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Central Dispatch also provides services for the Kingsport Fire Department, Sullivan County E.M.S., Kingsport Life Saving Crew, and other city departments and functions.For additional information on the Kingsport Emergency Communications District, please visit http://kingsport911.org.
Kingsport Central Dispatch moved into the new 7,500 square foot, state-of-the-art, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center in Downtown Kingsport in October 2015. Central Dispatch had previously been housed in a cramped 1,000 square foot space on the second floor of the Kingsport Justice Center since 1989. Prior to that, Central Dispatch operated out of the basement of the Civic Auditorium. Central Dispatch personnel include the 9-1-1 Director, a Communications Supervisor, a Technical Services Coordinator, 4 Shift Leaders, and more than a dozen Communications Specialists.