Citrus County Humane Society
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 352-726-1121
Inverness Ops Center - 352-726-4488
Inverness Civil Office - 352-341-6525
Beverly Hills / Ridge Area - 352-746-3484
Crystal River / Gulf Region - 352-795-4241
Emergency management officials work year-round preparing two very important needs for the community, one is for the everyday needs of residents around the county needing Emergency Services by calling 911. Whether it’s a minor event or the beginning of a critical situation, it generally starts with a call to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC, under the leadership of Capt. Dave DeCarlo, is home to the 911 Center, Emergency Management Section.
In 2007, the Citrus County Emergency Operations Center, specifically the 911 Center, received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies' Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program. This achievement is noteworthy because only four other centers in the State of Florida and only 47 centers across the nation have earned this honor.
The EOC 911 Center handles all emergency calls for the county. When you place an emergency call, it goes directly to the EOC 911 Center in Lecanto. Dispatchers route these calls to the appropriate service: law enforcement (Sheriff’s Office), fire, and EMS. Using an enhanced 911 system, communications officers are able to determine the address and phone number of the caller. The Citrus County EOC is one of the few 911 centers across the state that effectively and efficiently houses all services together, ensuring that no time is lost in transferring calls.
The other is always being on the alert for natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, as well as catastrophic events, like a terrorist attack. Any of these situations could mean some or all of Citrus County is without electrical power, water or other basic necessities. During this time period, it becomes critical that people understand how to take care of themselves for at least 72 hours and have a family disaster plan already in place.
When the EOC activates due to a pending threat, or a disaster strikes, Citizen Information Lines will be staffed.
When necessary, these lines are open 24 hours a day.