Idaho city tests text, e-mail 9-1-1 system

11/29/2011 | Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho)

Post Falls, Idaho, police are testing a 9-1-1 system that allows people to report incidents using text or e-mail messages, with photo attachments, which may make it easier for those with hearing or speech impairments to contact emergency services. Emergency communications supervisor Charlene Holbrook says one goal is to get more young people involved in crime prevention. Officers will be able to see messages on their patrol car laptops.

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