Texting 9-1-1

Iosco County 9-1-1 utilizes “Texty” which allows text to 9-1-1. Please note that Text-to-911 may not be available everywhere.

The initial text message should include your location and type of emergency.

When should texting be used?

  • The reporting party cannot speak while a crime is in progress.
  • The reporting party must remain quiet to stay safe.
  • If speaking may cause harm, such as in a home invasion, domestic violence, or human trafficking situation.
  • If the reporting party encounters a suicidal or agitated person.
  • If peer pressure is strong.
  • If the reporting party if deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or has a speech impairment.
Remember: Call if you can. Text if you can’t.