According to the Detroit Free Press, officials in Oakland County are getting ready to roll out a system that would allow people to text 911 in an emergency. Why the change? Well, it appears that people are already trying to text 911 but the messages don't go through. That, and they want to have the latest and best technology. TeleCommunication Systems, the company working with Oakland County and wireless service providers to enable text-to-911, says there were 272 attempts in Michigan in the first three months of 2014 to text 911. Oakland County will join Lapeer and Lake counties who are already offering the texting service. You can read more about the 911 upgrade, by clicking here.

For the record, according to Ingham County 911, "Ingham County 9-1-1 is not yet able to receive text messages.  This should change in the future.  Watch our website and we will update it once we are able to receive text messages."


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