Phil Russell

Phil Russell, age 48, of Lafayette, was selected last week as the new 911 Director, following the departure of  Steve Jones, who was elected as the Macon County Mayor in August.

Director Russell resigned from the Macon County Sheriffs Office as a detective to fill this new role. Bedsides the MCSO, Phil has worked for the Lafayette Police Department, RBS Police Department, and also as a police advisor in Iraq for almost five years. “I have been back at the Sheriffs Office for 22 months,” said Russell.

“I am honored to be selected from some well qualified applicants,” said the new director. “I am excited to be working with all the emergency services together. I plan to work very hard to continue what Steve Jones has done with the 911 communications and I want to provide the best service possible for our citizens.”

 Phil Russell is married to Tina and together they have six grown children.