Text to 911


Unable to call 911 due to medical reasons, special situations, or safety reasons? The Franklin County Emergency Communications Center now has Text to 911 technology. 

*Phones in roaming mode, texting apps and app messaging services will not reach 911 by text.

How does it work?

Cell phone users can text “911” and it will go to the local Emergency Communications Center where dispatchers are able to assist via text message.

PLEASE NOTE: Dispatch is unable to determine your location while using Text to 911. Texter must know where the emergency situation is and try to include the address in the initial text message.

Call if you can, Text if you Can’t.

For more information go to kansas911.org or 911.gov