The 911 Commission is a board of seven Commissioners that are appointed by the cities and Board of Supervisors. The Commission is charged with managing the emergency communications and 911 systems and the related infrastructure within DeSoto County. 

The Commission works closely with phone companies, county Planning and Geographic Information System (GIS) departments, and public safety entities to ensure proper E911 addressing, concise information delivery to local emergency dispatch centers, and clear, dependable emergency communications between public safety officials.