The Emergency Communication District of Ector County is a Special District within the State of Texas created in 1987 under Texas Health & Safety Code, Section 772. The District’s purpose is to establish the number 9-1-1 as the primary emergency telephone number for use within its jurisdiction and to develop and improve emergency communication procedures and facilities in a manner that will make possible the quick response to any person calling the telephone number 9-1-1 seeking police, fire, medical, rescue, and other emergency services.
To this end, legislation has established a governing Board of Managers to control and manage the district. The Board of Managers is required to appoint a director of communication for the district, who is authorized to employ experts, employees, or consultants that are deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of the district.
In achieving these purposes the Board is required to
Adopt an Annual Budget
Accept Annual Report on district operations from director
Perform independent financial audit of district annually
Provide 9-1-1 Service to each participating jurisdiction
Establish a 9-1-1 emergency service fee
Conduct Public Review every 3 years to determine continuation of district and the 9-1-1 emergency service fee