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Jones-Bowen tapped new center director

Wendy Jones-Bowen has been named the new Halifax County E-911 director. Her position became effective the first of the new year, according to E-911 Chairman Steve Phillips who made the announcement.

Jones has worked in the E-911 communications field since 1998 when she began as a part-time dispatcher with the South Boston Police Department dispatching police, fire and rescue for the Town of South Boston, Phillips said.

In 1999 the county hired Jones-Bowen as an emergency services dispatcher for the sheriff’s office.

The two 911 centers were consolidated in 2004, and shortly after that she was promoted to shift supervisor, he added.
Jones-Bowen has served as interim director twice during the last two years.

She is married to Lt. Seth Bowen of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and they live in the Town of Halifax.

She also is a member of the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department and the Halifax County Search and Rescue Team and Dive Team.

Jones-Bowen was selected for the position from a pool of 17 applicants, Phillips said.