911 texts available in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the county’s 9-1-1 call center now has the ability to receive emergency texts to the three-digit emergency number from anywhere in the county.

Behnke said voice calls to 9-1-1 are preferred, as voice calls allow dispatchers the ability to locate from where a call is being placed. But the text option will suffice in situations where a person under duress is unable to verbally communicate.

Behnke said central dispatch will receive and respond to any text to the number 9-1-1. He reiterated that a 9-1-1 text should be used only when voice contact is not possible or unsafe to do so.

Check Also

Hydroelectric plant to get overhaul

An overhaul project is being planned for the Sturgis hydroelectric plant near Centreville. Sturgis City …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.