Neshoba County, MS

Celebrating 180 Years

Emergency Management / Communications

The Neshoba County Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a multi-functional agency whose primary duty is to prepare, respond and recover from several types of natural, man-made and technological disasters that may occur in Neshoba County. These disasters include severe weather emergencies such as large thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, large fires and hazardous materials incidents. This agency serves as a data collection point for facilities in our county that manufacture and/or store hazardous materials. The location and type of these materials is important to know in case of a large fire or explosion. We also serve as a support agency for other county departments as well as assisting municipalities as needed. We are the liaison agency between the cities and county to the State of Mississippi and the Federal Government in case of a major disaster.

On a daily basis, Neshoba County Emergency Management provides addresses to the unincorporated areas of the county in order to maintain a database for the 911 system. When someone dials 911, the 911 Emergency communications PSAP (public safety answering point) within our county receives the call with this address data on a screen to facilitate the dispatch of required assistance. With this information available, the dispatcher may still send help to a location even if the caller is unable to speak or the connection is lost. The Neshoba County 911 Communications was established in 1995 with the construction of the Neshoba County Law Enforcement Center at 920 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The center receives and handles all 911 calls for the City of Philadelphia and the unincorporated area of Neshoba County. This center is equipped with computer weather monitoring and warning systems that are designed to provide Neshoba County Citizens with prompt and accurate warning notifications.

Jeff Mayo

Emergency Management Director

Neshoba County Emergency Management

11901 Highway 15 North
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-656-3121
Fax: 601-656-3343

Mississippi Severe Weather Awareness (pdf)


Emergency Communications

Tammy Adkins
Communications Supervisor
920 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-650-3283
Fax: 601-650-3281



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