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Text to 911 Now Available in Chicago Ridge
Call when you can, Text when you can'tChicago Ridge Police now have the capability to receive and send text to 9-1-1 messages from cellular phones. Text messaging is one of the primary ways people communicate today. According to Forrester Research, an estimated 6 billion SMS messages are sent every day in the United States or more than 2.2 trillion per year. The 9-1-1 community is constantly striving to meet the evolving needs of the public, and right now that means implementing text to 9-1-1 solutions.
Text-to-9-1-1 is intended primarily for use in three emergency scenarios:
- For an individual who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.
- For someone who is in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 9-1-1.
- A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speech.
How to use Text-to-9-1-1
- Enter the numbers "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field
- The first text to 9-1-1 should be short, include the location of the emergency and ask for police, fire or ambulance.
- Push the "Send" button
- Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.
- Text in simple works - NO abbreviations or slang
- Keep text messages short.
- Photos videos cannot be sent at this time
Autism Emergency Contact FormPolice are finding themselves increasingly interacting with people in crises. From time to time, they come in contact with people who have a mental illness, or disorders such as autism.
Arming officers with information about a person's condition is one way to prevent harm - both to the officer and the individual.
The goal of the form is to inform police that a child or adult may not be able to speak to them or follow commands - often the case for someone with autism spectrum disorder. This form can also be used to relay information to police about a person's diagnosis or how to defuse a confrontation.
The more information our police officers have when they're responding to a call for service, the better it is for everybody!
Down load the form here.