Scotland County Emergency Communications was created from the consolidation of emergency communications from Scotland County EMS, Laurinburg Police Department, Scotland County Sheriffs Office, and Laurinburg Fire Department. The center has been operational since February 10, 2015. Prior to the consolidation, each public safety agency in the county received and dispatched their own calls with Scotland County EMS being the primary answering point for 9-1-1 calls within the county.
The focus of the center is to provide 911 call center operations for all local (county and municipal) law enforcement, fire, rescue, and EMS located inside the jurisdictional boundaries of Scotland County. The 911 center currently has twelve workstations for 911 telecommunicators and three administrative offices. This operation is staffed by ten full time telecommunicators, four shift supervisors, multiple part-time telecommunicators and three administrative staff.