Chief Communications Officer Dave Williams

C.C.O. Williams has been with the Communications Division since November of 2010. Before starting with our agency C.C.O. Williams worked as a Communications Officer for the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office, the Dexter Police Department, and the Stoddard County 911. C.C.O. Williams is A.P.C.O. certified and C.T.O. certified. Williams was promoted to Assistant Chief Communications Officer in January 2013. Williams was promoted to Chief of Communications on November 14, 2019. In December he completed a Certificate in 1st Line Supervisor School at Mo Hwy Patrol Academy in Jefferson City.

You may contact C.O. Williams at (573) 785-5776 ext. 1323 or via email:

Communications Officer Jamie Burkhead

C.O. Burkhead started with our department in March of 2006. Burkhead is a certified M.U.L.E.S. operator as well as C.A.M.E.O., A.L.O.H.A. and Marplot. Burkhead has been A.P.C.O. certified as a Public Safety Telecommunicator as well as a Communications Training Officer. In addition to these certifications, Burkhead is also certified in Emergency Spanish for 911 Operators. In February, 2011 Burkhead received certification in Communication Center Supervision. In January 2015, she received Certification in Fire Service Communication. The Comm. Center Supervision and Fire Service are both from APCO. Prior to joining our department, Burkhead worked as a dispatcher for Butler County Sheriff's Department, Stoddard County Ambulance and Dexter Police Department. Burkhead is currently a volunteer firefighter for the Butler County Fire Protection District and is certified in Basic Firefighting Skills.

You may contact C.O. Burkhead at her email:

Communications Officer Tracy Ketcherside

Ketcherside started with the department in May of 2012. Since being hired Ketcherside had become APCO certified. Ketcherside has also received training in synthetic cannabinoids. Prior to joining the department Ketcherside worked as a dispatcher in Arkansas in 2004. She was also a Private Probation Officer from 2008 to 2011. Ketcherside may be contacted by email at: