Text to 911 in Loudoun County

Text to 911

Loudoun County’s Emergency Communications Center has the capability to receive text to 911 messages. Text to 911 is available from all major carriers in Loudoun.

Call if You Can / Text if You Can’t

Contact 911 only when you have a fire, medical or police emergency. In an emergency, a voice call to 911 is always preferred because important information can be relayed to the dispatcher more quickly. In some cases, however, sending a text to 911 is good alternative.

Know When to Text to 911

Send a text to 911:

  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.
  • If you cannot speak due to an injury or medical condition.
  • If you are in a threatening situation and a voice call could increase the threat.
  • If you cannot make a call because your mobile phone reception is poor.

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