Emergency – 911 Program
The City receives 911 service from the Hardin County 911 system. The system is a cooperative effort between Hardin County, the City of Savannah and all of the emergency responders within the county.
A board consisting of a Chairman and eight other members dictate operating policies to E-911. The board typically meets on a quarterly basis.
The Police Chief supervises, 1 captain, 6 sergeants, 10 patrol officers, 1 criminal investigator, and 2 police clerks. Included is a certified K-9 officer who handles Tena, a Belgian Malinois police dog, who is a certified narcotics, patrol and tracking police dog.
The Savannah Police Department is a pro-active participant in the community. Programs include a prescription drug return in the police station, providing assistance in establishing neighborhood watch programs, conducting classes, and providing instructions to banks, churches, and businesses on preventative measures for greater security.
The Department constantly pursues various training to be familiar with ever changing laws, new crime prevention and investigative techniques, public relations, and general law enforcement. One type of public relations combined with vehicle patrol is a foot patrol program. When time and weather permits, the officers will walk in a particular area as opposed to patrolling in their vehicles. This gives citizens the opportunity to see and talk with an officer in addition to law enforcement getting input from the community. Every program implemented is an ongoing effort to make our community a safer place to live.
The Fire Chief supervises 7 full-time firemen, 1 secretary, and 18 volunteer firemen. The fire Department is responsible for handling all fire calls within a five-mile radius of City Hall. The Fire Chief also serves as the City’s Safety Director.
The Fire Department promotes fire safety in area schools with the use of the “Fire Safety House”. The “Fire Safety House” is a miniature two-story house on wheels that simulates a fire with real smoke and doors that feel hot when touched. School children are carried through the house and taught how to react safely during a fire.