HPDPS has added a new communication tool to its dispatch center: Text to 9-1-1. “Call if you can - Text if you can’t” is the slogan developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to describe this newest form of 9-1-1 notification.
Sending a text message to 9-1-1:
1) Location of the emergency; and 2) Type of emergency
The following considerations are important when utilizing the Text to 9-1-1 service in Highland Park:
Those in need of emergency public safety services in Highland Park, whether police, fire, or EMS, are encouraged to place voice calls to 9-1-1 in an emergency; however, Text to 9-1-1 is now a notification option for those persons who need to communicate to 9-1-1 via a text message.