Blair (2)
Blair Joiner
Joint Communications Director

300 North Main St., Room 301
Paris, MO 65275
Non-Emergency Phone: 660-327-5175
Fax: 660-327-5188

Mission Statement:
We strive to provide superior public safety dispatch services efficiently and accurately to those we serve.  We are committed to serve the citizens, visitors, and the agencies of Monroe County, as well as, the surrounding jurisdictional area with integrity and proficiency.  It's our duty to answer all calls, emergency and non-emergency, in a prompt and professional manner in our endeavor towards excellence.  We hold ourselves to the highest of standards when protecting life and property, through perseverance and accountability.

About Us:
Monroe County Joint Communications is an E-911 center based out of Paris, Missouri in central Monroe County.  Our agency provides public safety dispatch services to all citizens, visitors, and responding agencies of Monroe County, as well as parts of Shelby, Marion, and Ralls counties.  We dispatch for 2 law enforcement agences, 3 fire departments, and 2 ambulance districts whom, together, cover over 915 square miles in Northeast Missouri.  We also collaborate with many state and federal agencies, such as, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the United States Army Corps fo Engineers on a daily basis.  Our communication center handles approximately 7,000 calls per year and currently staffs 12 dispatchers (6 full-time and 6 part-time positions.)

Addressing:

Our job at Monroe County Joint Communications is to get you the necessary help that you need as quickly as possible.  Directing our responders to a house that is not marked, especially in the dark, not only makes our jobs more difficult, but can add precious moments to the response time which could be the difference in saving yours or a loved one’s life.  With this in mind, are you confident that your address is displayed clearly and visibly from the road?

For address requests, please call the number listed above and ask to speak to Blair or Cory.

We suggest the following:

  • Place large numbers on the house beside the front door that can be seen from the road.
  • Placing large numbers on both sides of a mailbox is appropriate for homes where the mailbox is directly in front of the residence, where as individual road signs are needed where mailboxes are not located close to the residence, or there is not a mailbox. 
  • Signage can be purchased at home improvement stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards.