To our Partners in Education,
On September 15, 2023, the Nassau County Police Department Communications Bureau launched the Countywide Text-to-911 program.
In an emergency, dialing 9-1-1 should be the primary method of getting help, as voice calls to 911 provide more information to call centers. Text-to-911 provides an alternative when a caller must remain quiet in a dangerous situation, and for people with hearing or speech impairments. The response will be as quick as making a 911 call and allows two-way text communication between the NCPD Communications Bureau Operator and the individual who is in need of assistance.
We encourage you to share this information with your community.