Citizens in St.Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency-by text.  A call to 911 still is the preferred form of communication during an emergency, but there may be situations-a home invasion or a domestic violence incident, for example-when texting for help is safer.  Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.

Texting 911 is simple.  Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of the text message on a mobile device.  Then, send a brief message: location and type of emergency.  For more information about text-to-911 and the new 911 system, please visit:  www.sccmo.org/EmergencyCommunications.


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