Text to 9-1-1

Need 9-1-1? Call if you can, text if you can't.
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Text-to-911 is Now Available in Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center is now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone SMS Text to 9-1-1 messages.  This service is available for use by the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, and in situations where it is too dangerous to make a voice call to 9-1-1.

While calling 9-1-1 during an emergency is still the preferred way to ask for help, residents and visitors to the county are encouraged to "Call if you can, text if you can't."