Hamilton County hires new 911 communications leader


Announced Feb. 13, Hamilton County has hired a new executive director of emergency communications.

Jeff Schemmer
Jeff Schemmer

Jeff Schemmer has been chosen to fill the position made vacant by Mike Snowden, who announced his resignation in early January after taking a city administrator job in O’Fallon, Mo., his hometown.

“I feel honored to have been selected as Mike’s replacement,” Schemmer said. “I’m looking forward to joining such a well-respected and forward-thinking emergency communications team and serving the citizens of Hamilton County.”

Schemmer comes to Hamilton County from Monroe County, where he worked ast the Communications Director for the Monroe County Emergency Dispatch Center in Bloomington. During his time there, he oversaw a $4 million budget and helped implement uniform radio communications between county and city fire departments.

“Public Safety is a top priority in Hamilton County,” Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman said. “Jeff brings more than 31 years of public safety experience and is driven to continue the outstanding service that our citizens expect. We are excited to have him join our award-winning team.”

Schemmer is a member of the State 911 Board, as well as the Indiana Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association. His first day on the job was Feb. 25.