Burke County’s new Emergency Communications Center is scheduled to start operations today (July 23). The new center is located at 650 Kirksey Drive in Morganton.
Emergency and non-emergency calls will be answered out of the new location. Emergency Operations Center numbers are 828-437-1911 and 828-437-1170. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 828-438-5500.
Citizens calling the Morganton Dept. of Public Safety and Valdese Police after hours will be directed to the new communications center.
As always, if any resident has an emergency, they should call 9-1-1.