City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130918-148
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sac PD Begins Taking Wireless 911 Calls

The Sacramento Police Department has started the first phase of taking wireless 911 calls. 

Starting today, September 18, 2013, we began taking wireless 911 calls in a limited area of South Natomas.  In this limited area, the calls will be routed directly to the Sacramento Police Department Communications Center.  All other wireless 911 calls in the City of Sacramento continue to be routed through the California Highway Patrol Communication Center before being transferred to a police dispatcher.

The goal is to improve 911 answer times and ultimately decrease emergency service response times for wireless callers.   Eventually, Sacramento Police Dispatchers will take all cellular 911 calls within the City, saving valuable time; time that can be critical in an emergency situation.  

The community voted for Measure U which provided funding that allowed implementation for the first phase of our wireless deployment plan.  This is another step in pursuit of making Sacramento California's safest big city.     

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