DeKalb residents in two cities can now text 911. 
Photo: Kent D. Johnson/AJC
Photo: Kent D. Johnson/AJC

You can now text 911 in two DeKalb cities

Beginning today, residents in Dunwoody and Brookhaven can text 911.

“Voice calls remain the best method for calling 911 during an emergency, as we are able to ask vital questions more quickly,” said Stephen Pierce, deputy director of operations at 911 service provider ChatComm. "However, if a caller has a hearing or speech impediment or is in a dangerous situation where placing a verbal call could enhance that risk, Text to 9-1-1 can be a lifesaving option.” 

There was no added cost for participating cities, which also include Sandy Springs and Johns Creek, for the additional service.

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