We are pleased to announce residents anywhere in Utah County can text "911" on their cell phones and connect with a 911 dispatcher.
Speaking directly to a 911 dispatcher is always the best and fastest way to get help in an emergency or to report a crime in progress. If you can call 911 for help, please do, but for those times when you can't call, there is now "Text to 911."
Texting 911 enables citizens to communicate with emergency dispatchers if they are unable to call 911. Cases of abuse, burglary and robbery have been successfully reported across the country by callers who have been able to text 911 without tipping off a suspect. We are happy to be able to offer this life saving service to our citizens.
This announcement covers all cities and all the unincorporated areas in Utah County. As the public safety professionals in Utah County, we are always working to improve our ability to respond to emergencies to help keep you safe.